Bronnie Ware is an Australian palliative care nurse, caring for patients in the last weeks of their lives. In her book, The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, she documents the clarity of vision of the terminally ill patients whom she interviewed about having regrets. These were the top five regrets:
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 had stayed in touch with my friends.
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.