Glenn told radio listeners the story of a New Zealand art director named Linds Redding, who recently passed away from esophagus cancer. He wrote something before he died explaining how he didn't love his work as much as he thought he did - it just wasn't important. So what is important?
Glenn listed the top five things people regret before they die.
Number 5: I wish I let myself be happier.
Most people don't realize, until the end, that happiness is a choice. This is what we're trying to get across to you with all lives matter and never again is now. It's a choice. You can be angry. You can -- you can scream for vengeance. Or you can choose peace. You can choose love. You can choose happiness. You can choose unity. But it is our choice in the end. Choose light or darkness, life or death.
Number 4: I wish I would have stayed in touch with my friends.
In people's dying weeks, they usually try to track down old friends. They become so caught up in their own lives, we've all been so busy, that we lose track of people.
Number 3: I wish I had the courage to express my feelings.
Most people don't realize until the end of their life that they've been cowards their whole lives. They just wanted to keep peace with others. We're all told this in society. Don't bring up religion. Don't bring up politics. Don't bring up anything. Just make peace. Just don't argue. And so most of us shut our mouths and don't make an impact. Most of us shut our mouths and we don't speak our true feelings.
Number 2: I wish I wouldn't have worked so hard.
People at hospice say, every male patient they nurse always says, I wish I wouldn't have worked so hard.
Number 1: I wish I had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life that others expected me to live.
I think most of us wear a mask of some sort. We don't -- we don't allow ourselves to really be the person we are inside. Because of a myriad of reasons. Sometimes we think that people won't like us. It's just not done. We censor ourselves all the time. Not for politically correct reasons. Because we think people will make fun of us or people just don't do that. So you don't do that.
That's where we have to change. We have the opportunity right now to truly be giants. To be remembered by future generations as amazing people. Just amazing people. We just have to put ourselves in the right order. We have to consider what's worth living for and what's worth dying for. And when you do that, there's not a lot. There's not a lot worth living for and dying for. Stuff certainly isn't it. Family is. People -- people are. Stuff is not. Jobs are usually not, unless that job is helping people.
I invite you to get involved. I invite you to get involved in the things that we are doing now to make the world a better place. To try to find a way back to reality. To try to find a way back into common sense and common values and common principles.