Everyone wants to “live life to the fullest” – but unfortunately, many of us will have at least one or two regrets by the time we’re old and grey.
But what are the most common deathbed regrets? And what can we do today in order to avoid them?
The Regrets of the Typical American study examined that very question - and while it focused on US participants, it's safe to assume that the results would be fairly similar here in Australia.
The survey revealed that the most common deathbed regrets surrounded romance, family, education, career, finance, parenting, health, "other", friends, spirituality, community, leisure and self - in that order.
Interestingly, the survey also showed that men and women tended to regret different things.
"Women, who tend to value social relationships more than men, have more regrets of love (romance, family) compared to men. Conversely, men were more likely to have work-related (career, education) regrets," the survey stated.