Evading Regret

In an article on February 1, the Guardian reported on a group of common regrets frequently shared by those at the end of life, as recorded by Bronnie Ware,an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care.

From the article:
She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.

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.

Read the full article here.