Death and disease are unavoidable aspects of life. However, in the West, we've developed a delusional denial of this. We pour billions into prolonging life, most employed in our final years, but fail to value life. The most regrets of the dying are cited as follows:
- I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself.
- I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
- I wish I'd dared to express my feelings.
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
- I wish I had let myself be happier.