What are the regrets that haunt people at the end of their lives?
Bonnie Ware, who worked for years in palliative care, and who has written about her observations, lists these five common regrets of people in the closing stages of their lives.
- 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’d stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.
You can read Bonnie Ware’s comments on this here.
Food for thought.