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Five Most Common Regrets People Have on Their Deathbed

Tammra McCauley

There’s a nurse named Bronnie Ware who told Inspiration and Chai after working for years with people who’d left the hospital and gone home to die.  And in those last few weeks of their life, she found people drop all the pretense and start being totally honest.

She’s heard tons of people on their deathbeds share their biggest regrets.  Here are the five she heard most often.  It’s a really interesting list . . . and a lot to think about for those of us NOT on our deathbeds.

 #1.)  I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life that others expected of me.  This is the most common regret, and generally comes from people whose dreams went unfulfilled.

 #2.)  I wish I didn’t work so hard.  This was the most common regret from male patients.

 #3.)  I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.  Bronnie found people would suppress their feelings to try to keep peace . . . but ultimately, it would make them miserable.

#4.)  I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends.  As people got older, they let more and more friendships slip away.  In their last few weeks, many people would try frantically to track down their long lost friends.

#5.)  I wish I’d let myself be happier.  It takes a lot of people almost their whole lives to realize that they can break their old patterns and habits and CHOOSE to be happy.

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