Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

March 27, 2012

From the Guardian UK comes this list from an Australian nurse, Bronnie Ware who worked for several years in “palliative care” – caring for patients during the last 12 weeks of their lives.

As one who believes that when brain functions cease life is permanently over, I think this is a list to pay attention to.

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

For the details behind these regrets, see the full article here.


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