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    Default Top 37 Things Dying People Say they Regret not doing during their lifetime

    Just came across this post, and it's really eye-opening. We sometimes take for granted that we are young and healthy, and we can do so many great things now that we can't do later. The clock is truly against us, so make use of your youth while you still have the chance!

    Below are 37 things dying people say they regret.

    1. Not traveling when you had the chance.
    2. Not learning another language.
    3. Staying in a Bad Relationship.
    4. Not putting on sunscreen.
    5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians (before they break up or die)
    6. Being afraid to do things.
    7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority.
    8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles.
    9. Not quitting a terrible job.
    10. Not trying harder in school.
    11. Not realizing ow beautiful you are.
    12. Being afraid to say "I Love you."
    13. Not listening to your parents' advice.
    14. Spending your youth being self-absorbed.
    15. Caring too much about what other people tink.
    16. Supporting the dreams of others over your own.
    17. Not moving fast enough (hesitating to make decisions and wasting time).
    18. Holding grudges, especially against loved ones.
    19. Not standing up for yourself.
    20. Not volunteering enough.
    21. Neglecting your teeth.
    22. Missing the chance to talk to your grandparents before they die.
    23. Working too much.
    24. Not learning how to cook one good meal.
    25. Not stopping to appreciate the moment.
    26. Failing to finish what you start.
    27. Never mastering one awesome party trick.
    28. Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.
    29. Refusing to let friendships run their course.
    30. Not playing with your children enough.
    31. Never taking a big risk (especially with love).
    32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and a network.
    33. Worrying too much.
    34. Getting caught up in needless drama.
    35. Not spending enough time with loved ones.
    36. Never performing in front of others.
    37. Not being grateful sooner.

    Credits go to this article: http://www.viralnova.com/regret-when-older/

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    Great post, Jay. Some of these items are speaking to me. Good stuff!

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    I remember seeing a similar list posted on Facebook. It's very good!

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    One of our requirements at high school was visiting nursing homes twice a month for four years. Your view of life is never the same again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill the Builder View Post
    One of our requirements at high school was visiting nursing homes twice a month for four years. Your view of life is never the same again.
    Sometimes I got to a local nursing home with my mother. It's very sad to see people in their last days. Some nursing homes are very good while others are a disgrace and disservice.

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    Okay, this is an eye opener article for me since I want to travel the world but haven't done yet. I think now is the time for me to do it.

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