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Short Read: Regrets of the Dying
Bronnie Ware | 4 minutes
People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.
When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:
When ego and not competence drives what we undertake, we have blind spots.
If you know what you understand, you know where you have an edge over others.
- Shane Parrish, Mental Models: The Best Way to Make Intelligent Decisions
Exponentially advancing technological gains bring efficiency.
That efficiency is deflationary.
Moving exponentially and into all industries which means prices should be falling on almost everything.
- Jeff Booth, The Greatest Game