Life + Stuff: End game
What will you regret on your death bed?
I recently read this very moving post written by palliative care worker Bronnie Ware. Here’s what she found were the common regrets among her dying patients:
1. They wished they’d been true to themselves, instead of living their lives to please other people.
2. They wished that they hadn’t worked so hard.
3. They wished that they’d had the courage to express their feelings.
4. They wished that they’d stayed in touch with their friends.
5. They wished that they’d let themselves be happy.
There’s so much conflicting advice out there about How to Be a Good Person. We are conditioned to seek the approval of others; to win, to get the gold star, to wear the uniform, to follow the rules.
We are taught to work hard, to turn the other cheek and to bite our tongues.
Today, I want you to do something. Look at that list and ask what you could do to avoid those regrets.
What do you need to change?