The rest of your life.....just ok, or memorable?
Updated: Jun 14
I feel sad when I think of my uncles passing. The saddest part is that he didn't lead a memorable life. He did shift work in a steel company his whole life and when he retired he got sick and spend his last years sitting at home waiting to die.
And he is not alone, so many people live like that. They work hard all their lives - they dream of a better future, which always seems just a little bit out of reach - then they retire, get sick and die before they ever had the chance to do the things they dreamed of when they were young.
Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care, caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. She wrote a book about their most common regrets - The top five regrets of the dying.