This is something people rarely recognize: that they are not actually “living”. We get so caught up in our live-to-work daily routine and weekend-out-with-friends/family etc. that we forget to look at the big picture. This is essentially why regret lists get so much traction. Because we somehow fail to see ourselves spiraling down the wrong path because we’re too busy driving fast in the wrong lane — and lists that highlight the regrets we risk facing snap us back to reality.