Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Top Five Regrets Of The Dying

The Top 5 Regrets of the dying were collected by a Palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware.  They are reported here and blogged by Donald Miller here.

The regrets are:

5. I wish I had let myself be happier

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings

2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

It seems that truthfulness, honesty, courage lie at the heart of these.  Also the pain of realising afterwards the gift, the unwasteable gift of every moment.