1. One of the top regrets of dying people, it seems, is to have lived a life others expected of them and not lead the life true to themselves.
Admittedly, I am guilty as charged for not leading a life completely true to myself. To be true to myself, I probably have to rethink and make tough decisions about work and relationships.
But again, a bigger question is whether I have thought through what I truly want from life with clarity.
Without an answer to this question, it is a folly to commit a mistake of thinking “I deserve better” when what I should really do is to cherish the people and work opportunities I perhaps undeservingly have now.
It is a worthy thought to live life to the fullest without regrets, but it must not be used as an excuse to make selfish choices in life.
29 July 2017, Sat
William W K Tan