Regrets of the dying

Top 5 Regrets

As an ethos, we’d rather promote the rock’n’roll, Je Ne Regrette Rien approach to life. To help with this, we can learn from others.

Bronnie Ware has worked with many people in the last 3-12 weeks of life and has collated a Top 5 based on the most common expressions of regret from patients:

  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’d stayed in touch with my friends.”
  5. “I wish I’d let myself be happier.”

There are many more insights in Bronnie Ware’s book.


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