The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized.

Kathleen Taylor is is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has spent much of her career working with the elderly. While many people have asked her how she could work in a hospice filled with dying people, she explains that it’s because at the end of a person’s life they really start to reevaluate what’s important and start being themselves.

In this fantastic TED talk, Taylor explains why everyone should take a lesson from the elderly and start living for themselves and not for those around us. She urges us to not worry about completing a real bucket list, but to instead satisfy our life goals by being ourselves every day of our lives.

When it comes to the common worry of what we should all do with our lives, she explains, “what you are supposed to be doing with your life will flow out of who you truly are.”

Why Wait Until You’re Elderly to Do Your Bucket List?

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