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Susie Steiner wrote in the Guardian a year ago that the following are the most common regrets of hospice patients:

  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 hadn’t worked so hard.
  3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I’d stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish I’d let myself be happier.

When I look at the list I find I don’t share most of these regrets.  However, I can claim Number 4.  It’s a good thing I have time to work on this!

What’s your greatest regret so far, and what will you set out to achieve or change before you die?