How to Live without Regrets


| 3/15/2012 1:40:27 PM


No Regrets artIf you died today, what would be your paramount regret? Would you lament the fact that you never got the front porch painted; that you didn’t try that hot new restaurant; that there was one more project at work you wanted to wrap up?

Palliative caretaker Bronnie Ware spent years attending to hospice patients during the final weeks of their lives. In those achingly heavy days, she heard first-hand their regrets over missed opportunities, botched relationships, and squandered joys. Realizing what these end-of-life wishes could teach the rest of us, Ware collected the top five regrets of the dying for her blog Inspiration and Chai and republished them online with the AARP. The affecting list 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 didn’t work 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.  

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4/4/2012 3:34:12 PM

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Robert Johnson
3/21/2012 2:47:23 PM

Thought provoking article - thanks! I was my Mom's full time caregiver in the last few years of her life. Thankfully we had Hospice. I can't thank them enough for all of their around the clock wonderful care! Another thing that helped me was Deism. As a former Christian who became a Deist after reading Thomas Paine's book on God and religion, The Age of Reason, the realization that whatever happens to us after our body dies, whether there is something or nothing, is all part of our Designer's design and it can't get better than that. Progress! Bob Johnson www.deism.com




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