I probably would have put much more focus on career and accumulating wealth in order to have more (freedom and options) in life. Money may not buy you love but it sure helps with medical care, legal issues, and having a better overall living standard.
These are things most of us don't think much about while we are partying during our 20s and 30s. If I had dedicated my youth to being super successful I would have had "the option" to retire in my 40s or start a new career that was more of a "labor of love" and not a way to make ends meet. Time really does fly.