Wealth + Health: Keeping it all in perspective

Why do we care so much about how much money we have? Is our net worth the best yardstick to measure how valuable we are to the world? Maybe money is not the best measure of success. 

We recently came across an interesting checklist, one that you should weigh along with any of your troubling concerns about money.

Here are the five top regrets of the dying.

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

Life means making a sequence of choices everyday that over time become increasingly complicated, interrelated, and woven together like a finely threaded web. As the old adage goes, one thing leads to another. Ultimately, it is your life.  You, in effect, become the summation of all of the choices you have made.

This list is attributed to Bronnie Ware who was a hospice caregiver and had spent time with many patients during the last twelve weeks of life. Please read the full article.

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Patricia Vaccarino

Patricia Vaccarino is an accomplished writer who has written award-winning film scripts, press materials, articles, essays, speeches, web content, marketing collateral, and eight books.


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