Monday, 13 February 2012

The top five things people regret when they are dying.

The top five things people regret when they are dying.

Sorry for a bit of a bleak post - I quickly copied this from somewhere and have lost the link annoyingly.  But the list still stands

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.


PS - I found the link - it was an article in The Guardian

3 comments:

  1. She wrote this a good few years ago, and has recently made the book, I think.

    http://www.inspirationandchai.com/Regrets-of-the-Dying.html

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  2. @Pixie - Well that's me - slightly behind the times as ever :-)

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  3. Very good advice, something that should be compulsory reading.

    I'm very aware of my own mortality. And re your post above, I also lost three friends in their 40s in one year, none of them what you'd call unhealthy people. That was a huge wake up call to stop doing things because they're expected of you, which are a lie to you.

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