The following is a summary list of the top 5 regrets that dying patients shared with a nurse who was caring for them. They are all excellent guides for living a fuller, richer life:

  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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