Palliative care is a section in the hospital where people with terminal illness live the reminder of their lives looking for a peaceful death. People often grow quickly when they are facing the imminent death, a date with the creator.
We all remember the moments we had missed a bus/train/flight by a whisker, missed the top college by quarter of a mark in cut off, the stock that we failed to buy/sell in time, the girl you did not ask out but were interested in and that is how the mind works. I am not sure if it is quest for improvement, or just plain negativity, there is always a lot of focus on things that were missed. The dominant feeling in this case is pain and it’s deep.