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  • A.w
    A.w wrote:

    1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

    This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people have had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. 

    It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it. 

    2. I wish I didn't work so hard.

    This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence. 

    By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle. 

    3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings. 

    Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result. 

    We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly,in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    These are all things I fear and try my best to avoid at all costs.

  • pommie
    pommie wrote:

    I actually thought this was quite an interesting one  - for a change.

  • Mengmeng
    Mengmeng wrote:

    I think people have regrets anytime, like if they didn't work hard and are dying on the street, they would wish they had worked hard...I think nothing is important at the last minute of life, it's leaving, joy, fear, love, hate will be over soon. No one will change his journey to make better of last words.

  • Rick (史大龙)

    #1 is something young Chinese need to pay attention to. I know so many that say "my family wants or my parents want me to do, or my family or parents won't agree"  Live your life not what others want for you!!!  

  • Simen Wangberg

    "another example of how someone just wastes time here with information nobody gives a fuck about."

    Say what? I think this is actually probably one of the more interesting posts to come along in awhile. Thaaaanks, Ami!

  • Ejdnzlaj
    Ejdnzlaj wrote:

    A! Mi! A! Mi!

    I've missed her posts.

  • G
    G wrote:

    good thread...living a happy life is not easy in China...

  • Winnie
    Winnie wrote:

    @ Mr G, cant agree more.. was talking to a spanish guy i who were in china for 5 years and just reminded me the mess-up side in chinese society. guess i'll have to remember what i am missing about China now to be happy to be back

  • G
    G wrote:

    that's for sure...look at the trend...more and more high net worth in china is emmigrating to coutries such as canada, us and australia...it's sth that we don't need to argue but a real life fact...why rich ppl leave china?


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