Tuesday, January 10, 2012

5 Regrets in the Death Bed

So according to a nurse that worked in palliative care (specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses as per Wikipedia) these are the 5 most common regrets people realize in their death bed.
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.

BOOM! I am guilty of all 5. These regrets pretty much summarizes the goal of this blog. So when that fatal day comes, I would have no or just little regrets.

I am sure these regrets doesn't mean that we should just quit our job tomorrow and go cray cray out in the real world. Being unemployed and homeless is not fun. But I do believe these five should inspire us to gradually break away from the things that makes us unhappy.That each day, little by little, we should make an effort to "live a happier life". No, not one drastic change but a step by step transition.

SOURCE: Nurse reveals the top 5 regrets people make on their deathbed

P.S. I  have an appointment with John Robert Powers Alabang tomorrow to work on regret number 3.

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