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Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

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8/9/2013 4:37:17 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

"This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it."

2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.

"This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence."

3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.

"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. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result."

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

"Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying."

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

"This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called "comfort" of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again."
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8/9/2013 5:28:46 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Reforming your entire life, and risking current discomfort and risk, is not a justification for being happy for a few weeks.
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
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8/9/2013 5:49:37 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/9/2013 5:28:46 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
Reforming your entire life, and risking current discomfort and risk, is not a justification for being happy for a few weeks.

You are working yourself too hard.
: At 8/8/2013 6:15:09 PM, AnDoctuir wrote:
: The idiots are rebelling.

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8/9/2013 5:53:54 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/9/2013 5:49:37 AM, FrackJack wrote:
At 8/9/2013 5:28:46 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
Reforming your entire life, and risking current discomfort and risk, is not a justification for being happy for a few weeks.

You are working yourself too hard.




I can't watch the video on my iPad so whatever you're implying doesn't really work.
"Easy is the descent to Avernus, for the door to the Underworld lies upon both day and night. But to retrace your steps and return to the breezes above- that's the task, that's the toil."
daytonanerd
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8/9/2013 10:45:25 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/9/2013 5:53:54 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 8/9/2013 5:49:37 AM, FrackJack wrote:
At 8/9/2013 5:28:46 AM, Lordknukle wrote:
Reforming your entire life, and risking current discomfort and risk, is not a justification for being happy for a few weeks.

You are working yourself too hard.




I can't watch the video on my iPad so whatever you're implying doesn't really work.

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8/9/2013 10:59:42 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
I read this earlier. I think I'm doing pretty well in this regard so far.
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8/15/2013 11:29:02 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/15/2013 11:28:08 AM, MassiveDump wrote:
At 8/15/2013 11:26:16 AM, daytonanerd wrote:
7. Doing nothing but getting laid.

Nah. Wilt Chamberlain loved this aspect of his life.
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8/15/2013 11:30:28 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/15/2013 11:29:02 AM, daytonanerd wrote:
At 8/15/2013 11:28:08 AM, MassiveDump wrote:
At 8/15/2013 11:26:16 AM, daytonanerd wrote:
7. Doing nothing but getting laid.

Nah. Wilt Chamberlain loved this aspect of his life.

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8/15/2013 12:21:52 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/15/2013 9:01:47 AM, drafterman wrote:
6. Not inventing that immortality potion.
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Maikuru
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8/15/2013 7:13:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/9/2013 10:59:42 AM, Maikuru wrote:
I read this earlier. I think I'm doing pretty well in this regard so far.

I take this statement back. I am not doing very well in the keeping friends department. I'd put the majority of the blame on the friends in question, though that just means I need to do a better job of making friends. I'm working on it, guys. I'm working on it.
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8/15/2013 8:02:12 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 8/15/2013 3:12:03 AM, countzander wrote:
When I die, my only regret will be that I didn't watch enough television.

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