Most common regrets when dying

Regret at death

A nurse has noted the most common regrets of the dying, and one of the most common is “I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.”What would you regret most if this was your last day of your life?There was no more sex or bungee jumping.A palliative nurse who has accompanied the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives.And below the top, especially of men, it says ‘I wish I hadn’t worked so hard’.

Bronnie Ware

Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who has worked in palliative care for a number of years and cared for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives.She recorded their dying revelations in a blog called Inspiration and Chai, which attracted so much attention that she posted her observations in a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying.Ware writes about the phenomenal clarity of vision that people get at the end of their lives, and how we can learn from their wisdom.”When they were questioned about regrets they had or something they would do differently,” she says, “common themes kept coming up.”