Life regrets from a 46-year old banker

'If my younger self had met me today, I would have punched myself in the face'.

This week on Reddit, a 46-year old banker wrote about his biggest life regrets and advice for those at a crossroads in life. With an open heart and honest voice, he writes about the sacrifices he made that left him empty and broken.

Redditors rallied to his support and reminded him that it’s never too late to start. As the end of 2014 approaches and folks are contemplating their next move after bonus season, this article comes in at a timely matter:

'Today I found out my wife has been cheating on me for the last 10 years. My son feels nothing for me. I realized I missed my father's funeral FOR NOTHING. I didn't complete my novel, travelling the world, helping the homeless. All these things I thought I knew to be a certainty about myself when i was in my late teens and early twenties. If my younger self had met me today, I would have punched myself in the face. I'll get to how those dreams were crushed soon'.

There are moments in time that are torn from us, some gently removed, and others that glide just beyond our reach. But the most disgraceful kind of loss is due to carelessness.

We are mistaken when we look forward to retirement and death, for the major portion of death has already passed – because the years behind us are already in death’s hands.

To view the original article on Reddit, click here.

Terry Lin is the founder of #BALLER Leather, a boutique leather accessories company that offers 100% handmade Italian leather wallets, card holders, and travel accessories. You can find him @itsmeterrylin on Twitter or email

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