I stumbled upon this article which talks about the book ‘Top 5 Regrets Of The Dying’.

The regrets :

  1. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard
  2. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  3. I wish I had let myself be happier.
  4. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
  5. I wish I’d kept in touch with my friends.

In his article Paul Graham cleverly converts these ‘regrets’ into action points. I figured having these in the back of your mind would help.

  1. Don’t ignore your dreams
  2. Don’t work too much
  3. Say what you think
  4. Cultivate friendships
  5. Be happy

I immediately felt that I had to take note since these make so much sense, especially right now. Time to put them on the The Top Of My To-Do List!

Prateek Katyal

Prateek Katyal

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  • Nittika says:

    I think another point you can add is to be yourself and be open to new experiences and cultures. Atleast that’s what I have learnt.

    • Prateek says:

      Hi Nittika,
      Yup you’re right! I think that’s also a part of “Saying what you think”.
      The right kind of communication solves pretty much all trivial conflicts!

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