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Learning activity 1

Evidence: Regrets from the dying

Fuente: SENA

A. In 2012, Bronnie Ware, an Australian palliative nurse, wrote a book called “The
Top Five Regrets of the Dying”. Read the following article about that book and
answer the questions below.

To answer questions 1 and 2, follow the grammar structure in the example:

Example: They wish they hadn’t wasted time in silly arguments.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/01/top-five-regrets-
of-the-dying

until they no longer have it". "This was the most common regret of all. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence". When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it. I wish I hadn't worked so hard. I wish I'd had the courage to live a life true to myself. caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives. not the life others expected of me. She recorded their dying epiphanies in a blog called Inspiration and Chai. What would your biggest regret be if this was your last day of life? There was no mention of more sex or bungee jumps. Here are the top five regrets of the dying. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made. from men in particular. Health brings a freedom very few realise. They missed their children's youth and their partner's companionship. which gathered so much attention that she put her observations into a book called The Top Five Regrets of the Dying. "This came from every male patient that I nursed. is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. Women also spoke of this regret. but as most were from an older generation. Top five regrets of the dying A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying. 2. it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. Ware writes of the phenomenal clarity of vision that people gain at the end of their lives. as witnessed by Ware: 1. and how we might learn from their wisdom." she says. "common themes surfaced again and again". A palliative nurse who has counselled the dying in their last days has revealed the most common regrets we have at the end of our lives. and among the top ones is 'I wish I hadn't worked so hard'. . Bronnie Ware is an Australian nurse who spent several years working in palliative care. And among the top. or not made. "When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently.

They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. What do you think this means? .3. I wish that I had let myself be happier. as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others. What is one of the most common regrets dying people. when deep within. "Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. What's your greatest regret so far. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result". The so-called 'comfort' of familiarity overflowed into their emotions. and to their selves. 5. As a result. that they were content. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. "Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. I wish I'd had the courage to express my feelings. they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again". they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. When dying people are asked about their regrets. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying". have? 2. what are the most common themes they mention? 3. and what will you set out to achieve or change before you die? Questions: 1. "This is a surprisingly common one. particularly men. 4. In the article they mentioned that happiness is a choice. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Answers: B. Answer: . Reflection: If they hadn’t wasted time on silly arguments. describe how things would have been different if they had changed their actions in each situation. Using the answers from part A question 2. they would have enjoyed the company of others more. Read the example below: Example: Regret: They wish they hadn’t wasted time on silly arguments.

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