Top five regrets (First World people) had when dying

I saw a cool article from the Guardian today on facebook.

It is a list of the top five things people express regretting about their lives when on their deathbeds (or close to), compiled by a nurse somewhere in Australia I think.

Here it is.

They read as follows:

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.


These days I feel like I am only messing up on Number 2, which feels great!! And I only work so much because it makes me happy!! If I find a girl or have a family, I hope I will have the strength and wisdom to change this work pattern though!!

But this list is a nice overview, a good standard against which to compare and plot my current trajectory through life!!


~ by maoctopus on April 7, 2012.

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