After retiring, Australian nurse Bronnie Ware, who spent many years in the care of patients awaiting death in their home, decided to write a book.
Nurse Ware, the patient asked, "What is your biggest regret?" And he found that the answers they received were basically similar, but were collected under five headings …
1. "I wish I could dare to fulfill my dreams instead of living as others expect from me."
According to Bronnie Ware, when they realize that their lives are ending and they go back and see that they do not make a big part of what they imagine and they regret it.
2. "I wish I had not worked that hard."
Nurse Ware notes that most of the male patients are regretted that they can not afford enough time for themselves, their families and friends because of their work.
3. "I wish I had the courage to express my feelings."
Bearing in mind that many people suppress their feelings-emotions in order to keep relations with others at a certain level, Ware stressed that repressed feelings are extremely negative effects on human health.
4. "I wish I had continued my relationship with my friends."
Ware says that people are too focused on their own lives, so they lose their relationships with their friends, but they understand when they are in the dying age that the most dying people miss their old friends.
5. "I wish I had allowed myself to be more happy."
Bronnie Ware, stating that most people do not realize that the moment of death is a 'preference' on the basis of happiness; he said that people are strictly tied to their old habits just for the sake of living comfortably.
Ware, who says that people who do not want to give up their habits, in other words 'fear of change', destroy their chance of happiness with their own hands;
The patients who lived in their last days of life noted that they expressed their regrets by saying, "I wish I had more laughs", "I wish I was not so scared to do stupid things."