A new survey of 1,000 people by Fenetic Wellbeing reveals what annoys over 55s the most, what they consider their top life event, and what they regret most from their younger years.
The survey reveals some interesting statistics, including:
- Over 55s are annoyed most by people with no manners, with 59% of people survey choosing this as their top pet peeve.
- 20% of people over 55 wish they had taken more career chances when they were younger
- 51% of people over 55 think becoming a parent is their top life event, while only 17% of people said getting married was theirs.
- Over 55s say that not taking enough career chances was their biggest regret from their younger years, with ‘spending too much time worrying’ and ‘not being careful enough when choosing a life partner’ coming in just behind.
- 24% of women say they spent their younger years worrying too much, whilst only 16% of men chose this option.
Below is a breakdown of the survey results:
|Which of these annoy you most?||Results|
|People with no manners||59%|
|Bad customer service||20%|
|Fast drivers on the road||7%|
|Modern fashion trends||1%|
|People being on their phones whilst you are present||6%|
|What do you consider your top life event||Results|
|Having children/becoming a parent||51%|
|Getting first car||1%|
|Buying first home||7%|
|First holiday without parents||1%|
|Making a best friend||2%|
|Falling in love||7%|
|Starting your dream job||1%|
|What are your biggest regrets from your younger years?||Results|
|Not taking care of your body||14%|
|Not taking enough career changes||20%|
|Not being honest||1%|
|Spending too much time worrying||19%|
|Not travelling enough||13%|
|Putting off saying how you feel||7%|
|Not resolving a family estrangement||3%|
|Spending too much money||6%|
|Not going to more parties||2%|
|Not being careful enough when choosing a life partner||15%|
People with no manners and bad customer service comes out on top for what annoys over 55s the most, getting married and having children is considered the top life events and not taking care of your body and not taking enough career changes are the top regrets.
People close to retirement age have experienced many years of life and have a very different perspective from someone who is just at the start of theirs. With this experience, there are many lessons that can be handed down to younger generations. Here are a few life lessons we have gathered from our survey results:
- Stop worrying so much, everything will work out how it supposed to.
- Take time finding your life partner and love yourself first before you commit to another person.
- Be respectful of everyone around you, old or young. And always say please and thank you!
- Always be present around your family and friends, and don’t get too distracted by your mobile phone.
- Follow your dreams and take chances, especially when it comes to your career.
- Take care of your body because it will carry you through life.
- Travel as much as you can and meet new people.
- Always tell people how you feel, life is too short!