Welcome to the
World Regret Survey

Regrets are a universal part of the human experience. All of us have something we wish we had done differently – or some action we wish we had taken or not taken.

For a book about regret, author Daniel Pink has been collecting regrets from all over the world. So far, more than 15,000 people from 105 countries have contributed.

Would you be willing to participate? The simple survey takes about 3 minutes. Your responses are anonymous. And we think you’ll find the experience interesting and meaningful.

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What do others regret?

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About Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink is the author of seven books, including the forthcoming The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward (Riverhead, 2022). His other books include the New York Times bestsellers When and A Whole New Mind — as well as the #1 New York Times bestsellers Drive and To Sell is Human. Dan’s books have won multiple awards, have been translated into 42 languages, and have sold millions of copies around the world. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.