Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse, helps take care of people the last few months of their lives. She started to notice a pattern with the regrets her patients had, so she decided to start recording them. Here are the top 5 regrets of the dying, that she has seen. Maybe we can all learn something from them.

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

Top 5 Regrets of the Dying


The first is not living the life they wanted, instead living the life that was expected of them. It’s easy to look back at your life and see all the things that you didn’t do. It’s hard to realize that there isn’t time to go and do those things.

The second regret is that people wished they hadn’t worked so much. This particular regret came from every male patient that Ware had, while some women mentioned it, they were not the breadwinner of the family. Many of the men missed their partner’s presence and their kids growing up.

Third, is that wish they could have expressed their emotions more. Whether they were afraid of getting hurt, or trying to keep the peace they shoved their feelings down.

The fourth regret is that they wished they saw their friends more.

The fifth, and final, regret is that they wish they had let themselves be happier.

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