How to live without regret

This is a video I recently watched of Kai-Fu Lee, a venture capitalist, technology executive, writer, and an artificial intelligence expert.

He had achieved what most could only hope of achieving in their lifestyle. He thought he was happy and living the dream until he was diagnosed with Cancer. He then had to reevaluate what he consider success and outlines the regrets he had when he looked back.

What I learnt

  1. Our intentions are normally selfish – If you really analyse your intentions for the things you want to achieve, they will go back to you being acknowledged as success by people. You want people to talk good about you, to be impressed by your achievements and gain fame.
  2. On your deathbed, it’s not your money that will be there for you. It’s the people around you that will make those last days count. Money does matter, but it’s importance in the final days is less.
  3. Be careful where you get your gratification from, this can lead you to what’s truly important or blind you from the truth.

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