That's what happens if you read "The Guardian" to look for the latest revelation from Snowden et al. It turns out you gain wisdom from doing just that. You get into territory that messes up all what you thought you knew about life and death and then realize you didn't.
If I just wouldn't follows the news and Glenn Greenwald and Snowden like cultist groupies, see then I wouldn't have to regret that I read THIS.
Because I don't want to have ONE of those regrets, when I die. But I will have all of them. Darn it... It's all Greenwald's and Snowden's fault !!! /Fr*gging malfunction of snark tags here. Go to the helpdesk, if you want to complain.
1. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.Ok, now I don't feel bad anymore to goof off at work and read and post on dailykos, because it makes me happy. You have to admit, it's a start ... How about you? Any regrets you don't want have? Blog the changes you want to see, before the regrets follow you in your grave.
....Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it."
2. I wish I hadn't worked so hard.
....This came from every male patient that I nursed. ....All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence."
3. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings.
...."Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. ...Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result."
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
....There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying."
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
"This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. ....