Sunday, January 22, 2012
It's valuable to see what people do regret when they're on death's doorstep so we can avoid making those mistakes ourselves. You and I still have time to enjoy life, so let's not squander opportunities in front of us.
I just read an instructive article written by a nurse who cared for many dying people. She reports that most regrets are very common -- and easily avoided. Learning not to make these wrong choices can help us have a full, rich life now.
You can read the full article here. A summary of the five most common regrets:
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 didn't work 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.