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Life is a Moment in Time and then That Moment Passes

Life is a Moment in Time and then That Moment Passes

Carpe diem. You only live once. Seize the Day. And so on. These are all phrases that can sound so trite.

But guess what. That moment does indeed pass.
What do you want to do about it? Watch the ship pass you by, while the bird flies away and you stay stuck in the moment?

Go catch the bird. Go fly away. Decide what you need to do going forward that can keep you energized to make the most out of life.

As Mae West stated: “you only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

The moment has passed

The moment has passed

Go see the world, before you get buried in it.

7 replies »

  1. I’ve always had a problem with the “seize the day” mantra because in some way it sounds to me like “do what you want right now and don’t worry about the consequences.” That’s just the feeling I associate with carpe diem.

    I like the Mae West quote. If that is how carpe diem is posed then I’m all about that. You only get one shot, so do it as right as you possibly can. I like that because it accounts for consequences and the future. Just because we don’t know what tomorrow may hold doesn’t mean we shouldn’t plan for expected outcomes.

    Good thoughts, great quote. Thanks!

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