The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
— Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.,
U.S. Supreme Court justice
Thanks Brother Paul
Bronnie Ware, a nurse working for many years in palliative care, writes about her patients’ most common regrets they share on their deathbeds. Interestingly, in some way all of the most common regrets relate to professional life taking over personal 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.