This short article is written by a thoughtful woman who was a palliative care worker. She came across a few common themes for what people regretted when they thought about how they had lived their life. We can learn a lot from history. I feel that more and more of us are learning our history by reading online and by reading books, which is great. However, there is nothing like learning from other people; from our mothers, our fathers, our friends, our elders.
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.
Top 5 Regrets of the Dying (Huffington Post)