I suffer regret regarding the majority of purchases I've made.
Across a lifetime.
Expensive or inconsequential.
Big and small.
The worst offenders: mink coat (in my 20s!), precious jewelry (only a few
items), assorted automobiles, a condominium, furniture (all of it),
Wedgewood china, many many items of designer clothes/shoes/bags,
various trips abroad...
Truly, a case of what was I thinking?
Daniel Gilbert seems to have it right.
Humans aren't good at predicting our future selves.
And it seems to be, that I am irrefutably bad at it.