High expectations imply utter happiness and bitter disappointment. May we all have both in our lives!

miercuri, 26 noiembrie 2008

Seize the day

or Carpe Diem to do justice to the Latin original. What does that actually mean? It's an existential memento that we can easily relate to Memento Mori (remember you will die). In other words, a piece of advice saying"Do whatever you feel you should do right now, for tomorrow you may die". Leave aside all carefully laid plans, stop thinking about consequences and worrying about what society will say if you do this and that, and JUST DO IT (Always thought Nike has a good slogo). Life is short, time is fleeting, little time do we have to think stuff over, so the only possible conclusion is go for it, whatever it is that you want to do. No plans, no worries, just NOW and nothing beyond it ...

Originally, "carpe diem" was used by Horace in one of his Odes: "dum loquimur, fugerit invida aetas: carpe diem quam minimum credulo postero" (While we speak, envious time will have fled; seize the day, trusting future as little as you can). Now, to stop beating about the bush, I think this song does say it all:

Seize the day, or die regretting the time you lost

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