Will you regret anything when you die?
Jokes aside, what are your 5 things you think you will regret, be honest?
Bronnie Ware is an Australian palliative nurse who spent years taking care of the dying in the last three months of their lives.
“When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently,” she says, “common themes surfaced again and again.”
She eventually put together the five most common regrets from people moments away from their last breath and posted it on her blog. It went viral, and the story was picked up by The Guardian and The Daily Mail, among others.
So what were the greatest regrets she heard from patient after patient? Didn’t make enough money? Didn’t work enough hours? Not enough vacations? Not enough homes? No. Not even close. The 5 Greatest Regrets of the Dying are:
I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me
I wish I hadn't worked so hard
I wish I 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