By Winifred Tan
If there is one thing people commonly regret on their deathbed, it was their failure to live life true to themselves and not conform to the lifestyle others expect of them.
So says Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative care nurse who spent several years counselling patients in their last 12 weeks and helping them go gently into the good night.
“When people realise that their life is almost over and look back on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled,” Bronnie notes.
Step 1: Break Out of the Mould
No one wants to die with regrets. We all want to realise our dreams and live life the way we want – but it is a scary and daunting path to take. This is because we’ve been conditioned since young to believe in practicality and follow a tried-and-tested template for living.