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:
Think 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