Deathbed Regrets: Have None!

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I came across an article recently where a nurse revealed dying patients’ deathbed regrets. The top five were:

  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.
  5. I wish that I had let myself be happier. [source]

Then I read another article about Harold Ramis and Bill Murray not speaking for the last ten years of Ramis’ life. [source] They’ll never get those years back. They’re gone forever. I feel sad for both of them.

But the rest of us have our lives to live. And we need to get out there and do it.

What are we waiting for? What do we need to be happy? What do we need to be fulfilled?

I think it’s a lot less than we think. We need food, clothing, and shelter. The rest is all gravy. The rest is what we make of it.

I’m starting a series on the five things above. Together we can explore the ways to bring these things into our lives. Let’s work together to make our lives meaningful, fun, and fulfilling. Let’s live lives without any regrets!

Are you in?!


2 thoughts on “Deathbed Regrets: Have None!

  1. I have made it my mission to have no regrets at any point in my life and so far it is working.
    Every thing that has ever happened to me, good, bad or indifferent is a learning experience. Sometimes it takes me longer to learn than others LOL.
    IF I had to come up with one thing I would say that it is that I never had a child. But if I had then there are things in my life I would not have been able to accomplish, so it’s a trade off.
    At the end of my days I can only hope that between now and then I don’t rack up a mess load of regrets. LOL


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