Life decisions (circumstances) we’re least satisfied with...
Bottom Line: In the first part of this story today, I brought you the happy news. The life decisions that most are happy with having made – like buying a home a getting married. Yay for typical family formation (the more things change the more they stay they same). Of course, there are a lot of life circumstances we wish we’d never encountered. These are them (-100% is the worst possible score).
- -22% caregiver for a sick family member
- -25% financially supporting an adult child/parent
- -51% serious illness or injury
- -61% financial fraud / ID theft
Certainly no one would willfully wish for any of these events to occur but there’s a certain amount of decision making that can contribute to these circumstances. I’ll use myself as an example. I was a victim of significant financial fraud, however had I properly vetted the person/people who perpetrated it against me I wouldn’t have been a victim. I made a series of foolish decisions out of emotion following a divorce (violating my first rule of money). To that end, each of these includes a certain degree of decision making, luck and circumstances. Controlling what we can control comes to mind with these...