These will definitely make you think.  It doesn't bother me that the nurse shared these regrets. She doesn't specifically name the people involved.  I'd like to think she wrote the article as a reminder for us to keep our priorities straight. 


By: Bronnie Ware,

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. (

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

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.

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