Its not until something is being taken from us that we begin to even notice and appreciate it for the first time. Even the gift of life can be taken so much for granted and never really noticed behind the illusion of always wanting something more in order to be happy. A common regret, at the end of life, especially in the male population is having worked too hard. Many say that work so took over their lives that they hardly noticed and weren’t really there for their children as they grew up. Likewise their energy was often so focused on work that partners were not always appreciated and had lived lonely lives bringing up children almost on their own. For so many, relationships had fallen apart, and their latter years had been spent lonely and feeling isolated. As the life cycle comes to a close what should have been so important in life is often seen as having been sacrificed on the altar of the urgent that just seemed so important at the time.