“For eons, folks grew old, endured the symptoms, and died when it was their time—according to God’s will, some would say, even if it involved fighting through lingering illness, pain and suffering, or years of mental or physical incapacitation. A “good” death was about having lived long enough to see grandchildren, put one’s affairs in order, and pass away surrounded by a loving family.
Boomers don’t see it that way. To them, a
What do people regret most before they die?
Being a geriatrics and palliative care doctor for over 15 years, VJ Periyakoil has held countless conversations with individuals nearing the end of their life. Periyakoil shared that the most common emotion patients express is regret.
Her valuable experience and insight inspired the Stanford Friends and Family Letter Project. The letter template “allows writers to express
How does your legacy effect you in the end?
“Imagine you just got some very, very bad news. You don’t have much longer to live, maybe only a couple of years, and there’s nothing anyone–not you, not your doctor–can do about it.” (Jeffrey Kluger – TIME Magazine)