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Don’t be a cog
A palliative care nurse called Bronnie Ware made a list of the biggest regrets of the dying . If you had to compress them into a single piece of advice, it might be: don't be a cog. I inverted the 5 regrets, yielding a list of 5 commands:
Don't ignore your dreams; don't work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy.