You say you want a resolution

Australian writer Bronnie Ware worked in palliative care for many years, tending to those who were in their last 3 to 12 weeks of life.  From her touching post, here are the five most common regrets she heard from these people in their last days.

  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.

2 Responses to “You say you want a resolution”

  1. Charlie Says:

    I suspect people whose work was meaningful don’t regret their work.

  2. tb Says:

    I suspect you’re right. Nice point, Charlie. Thanks.

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