It is a long time I wanted to write this post and even­tu­ally the right time came now.

The post is about death and the choices we make in life. Maybe you have already heard or read about the book of Bron­nie Ware


I have read the book last year, hang­ing in a ham­mock by a moun­tain lake in Roma­nia. It made me ques­tion my life even more, as the book is not inspired by real­ity, IT IS REALITY.

It is writ­ten by a nurse  who has done a career of pal­lia­tive care. What is pal­lia­tive care?

 pro­vid­ing relief from the symp­toms and stress of a seri­ous ill­ness.  Improve qual­ity of life for both the patient and the fam­ily.

This is what the author says:

My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incred­i­bly spe­cial times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

Peo­ple grow a lot when they are faced with their own mor­tal­ity. I learnt never to under­es­ti­mate someone’s capac­ity for growth.

The idea of the book is based on the most com­mon FIVE regrets peo­ple express, before dying:


expressmyfeelingsstayed with myfriends

be happierThink about all these. We will all get there, on a dying bed with our thoughts. To me four regrets out of five are about BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF, lis­ten­ing to your inner voice and going on the road that makes you happy.

If happy for you is going on a 09.00–17.00 job tomor­row, that is fine. If happy for you is back­pack­ing and escap­ing, than do it. Time to be happy is now. Not when you retire, not when you’ll have more time, money or I don’t know what else.

Many did not real­ize until the end that hap­pi­ness is a


Bron­nie Ware

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