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Old Crow

Registered: 11-2011
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Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


From a book written by a palliative care nurse:

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.

Top 5

I hope I don't come off as smug when I say I don't think I'll have any of those regrets. (If anything, I'd reverse #2. I could have worked harder.)

I'm a bit surprised there's no religious/spiritual "wishes" in the top five.

Are you going to share any of the above regrets?

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Re: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


#1 - other than that, I think I'm good.

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Heron

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Re: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


Not sure what No. 5 means. What defines "letting" ourselves be more happy (i.e. happier) than being just plain happy?

I'll probably regret some of the things I did, along with some of the things I wish I had done. Maybe that pretty much covers the other four.

But who knows? When the time comes, I'll probably agree that the learning experiences were all good. emoticon

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Re: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


Perhaps #5 is peeps who feel they let themselves get caught up in being annoyed by things, especially things beyond their control. If you can let go of anger that's pointless, you will definitely be a happier person.

Which, of course, is why I got Frank to give me my Chunky's Chafes corner... emoticon

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Re: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


I'm hoping to have a very quick death ... something along the lines of "mind that bus." "What bus?" splat.

Do I regret somethings in my life, absolutely. Am I happy with my life as it is now? Absolutely. Life's to short to worry about things.

Ste.

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Re: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


Have you read the book Frank? I read great reviews and bought it for someone on that basis and haven't read it myself yet.

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Re: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


Nope, Sue. Just came across an article about it and thought it interesting.

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