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.”
Go see the world, before you get buried in it.
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!
Hi! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Indeed i like the notion of responsibility that the Mae West quote seems to suggest. Go for it, well!
Great last line, sobering and galvanizing at the same time.
@Go see the world, before you get buried in it.>>> I so agree, totally! 2 thumbs UP on your thoughts. 🙂
Thanks for reading, commenting and the thumbs up. 😉 have. A great day!