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Bronnie Ware's Five Regrets of the Dying
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Ware worked for years in palliative care with patients who had gone home to die. She observed that while every patient went through a variety of emotions,each generally found peace at the end.
Here are five common regrets of her patients.

1.I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself,not the life others expected of me -- the most common regret of unfulfilled dreams.

2.I wish I didn't work so hard -- missing our children's youth and partner's companionship because of work.

3.I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings -- becoming resentful and bitter from suppressing our feelings.

4.I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends -- letting friendships slide and realizing that in the end it all comes down to love and relationships.

5.I wish that I had let myself be happier -- realizing that happiness is a choice that can break old patterns and habits.
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