“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming.”
Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives and has written a book about the experience.
The Guardian shares what she calls the top five regrets of the dying.
They include that many people wish they had lived a life true to themselves instead of the life others expected of them, many wish they hadn’t worked so hard, and many wish they had the courage to express their feelings.