They news is often full of stories like the Jovan Belcher murder and suicide. Those types of stories always paint a bleak image of life. Which is one of the reasons we idolized superheroes, their powers let them live the way we only dream of. We look to those characters as examples of people with near perfect lives. Truth is though they are fictional , their lives are often more tragic than ours and most will die with many of the same regrets .
Batman – hung up on his parents murder he will regret working so hard
Ironman – despite all of his money and power will regret not living his life the way he wanted too.
Punisher – He has already exacted revenge , chances are he will regret not being happier
Wonder Woman– She may regret not having expressed her feelings over the years
Wolverine – having lived so long he may just regret not keeping in touch with some of his friends
Superman – His is the unique regret of not having been able to truely save the world.
The thing to learn from all of this is to just live your life. No matter how important you think things are, We are all given just so much time . So don’t allow the speed of life or the expectation of others to steal the time you are given
Here are the top five regrets of the dying:
According to an article by Guardian News
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.”
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. 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. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. 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.
“Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. 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 realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”
What’s your greatest regret so far, and what will you set out to achieve or change before you die?
Source: Guardian News