Top 5 Dying Regrets

No 1: I wasn't true to myself
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2012 9:08 AM CST
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(Newser) – What are the most common regrets of people on their death beds? An Australian palliative nurse named Bronnie Ware, who spent years tending to patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives, compiled a top-five list in book form. Here's a peek, from the Guardian:

  1. Live your own life: Ware says the most common regret is that people felt they led lives they were expected to lead, rather than ones they wanted to lead. "Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams."
  2. Don't work so hard: Almost every male patient regretted spending so much time at work instead of with family.
  3. Speak up: Most people didn't express their feelings enough. "As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence."
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