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The top 5 regrets of the dying.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Firstly, I want to thank my 15 year old nephew for posting this article on facebook recently....... "Very impressed dear nephew!"
 
 
The article written focused on data collected by a palliative nurse in Australia.
 
The top 5 regrets are:
 
  • I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life     others expected of me.
 
  • I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
 
  • I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
 
  • I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
 
  • I wish that I had let myself be happier.
 
I found these results particularly interesting for several reasons.
All of the regrets are based on factors or issues that clients have brought to me in therapy.  For example when a client is feeling fragmented or depressed, they sometimes find it difficult to express their feelings, thoughts and ideas.  By having counselling/psychotherapy the client has the opportunity to express their feelings in an environment which is confidential, safe and non-judgmental.
 
 
 
 Imagine it!..................someone has lived their life, are about to die and their regret in life is that they wished they could have been happier!!!  Gwhizz!.... to me, this seems very sad.  There are so many strategies and/or techniques that could enable an individual  to be happier in this world.  Look..... I'm not here to ram counselling/psychotherapy down your throat, but, funnily enough, I do have evidence that counselling and psychotherapy works excellently.  I view them as enriching processes and  excellent tools in which to empower an individual.  If the therapist and the client are fully engaged in the work, then counselling/psychotherapy will help to diminish/eradicate negative thoughts and feelings.
 
I feel that the article in the Guardian,  connects beautifully with a popular blog I wrote back in October 2012 titled, "To Live".  In that blog I looked at the notion of living/existing.  In short, I explored what it would it take for us to live happily,  bearing in mind, that after we live, we die;  The article in the guardian goes to the next step, it explores the regrets that people have actually shared, near their death.
 
I'd like to think that those of us that are experiencing some personal, interpersonal and professional concerns, wouldn't wait until their death bed to explore, assess and treat.  You are alive now! Please don't wait until it's too late.
 
If you knew you were about to die, what regrets would you have about your own life?
 
Your comments are always welcome and thank you for reading this blog.

6 Comments to The top 5 regrets of the dying.:

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Rex on 11 April 2012 20:10
I really like this blog post. I read it over a month ago but I think about it often.
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Thank you Rex. I'm glad that you liked this blog post and that it made some form of impact.
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