An Australian nurse, who spent years counseling men and women at their deathbeds, recorded their revelations and regrets on her blog, which she's now turned into a book, "The Top Five Regrets of the Dying." The most common regrets, she found, were doing what others expected of you over what you truly wanted, suppressing your feelings, losing touch with old friends, and choosing comfort over true happiness. And at No. 2: wishing you hadn't worked so hard.
"This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship," the nurse, Bronnie Ware, writes.