A nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed.
This is one of the most potent life lessons I’ve ever read.
Bronnie Ware, a palliative care nurse has listed the five most common regrets her dying patients had about their lives. Ware points out that her patients eventually all came to a point of acceptance of their death but when questioned many definitely had regrets about their lives.
It makes for sober reading, it is sad that people die with regrets. What makes it doubly sad is that they can no longer do anything about it. However we the living can do something. We often get caught up in the drama of our everyday lives and forget about what is truly important.
Take time to reflect on what important parts of your life you are neglecting, redirect your energies there, and do what you can to have no regrets when your time comes.
The five most common regrets were:
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
- I wish I didn’t work so hard.
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.
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