Carpe Diem!

Right now, take some time to evaluate how you’re living your life……. Are you doing everything within your control to make your life extraordinary? Can you honestly say that you’re doing the best you can to make yourself happy and satisfactory within your life. Life on earth doesn’t last forever, and we only get one shot at it. In the video clip from The Dead Poets’ Society (above), Professor Keating has his students examine a poem: “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, old time is still a flying; and this same flower that smiles today, tomorrow will be dying”. Everyone living on earth has a  chance to leave their mark on the world; to be great in their own unique way during their life. My English teacher has told my class about how there have been many of his students who have tragically died while in high school. Never to live a full life. Never to experience adulthood, being a parent, going to college, and so many other things that make life so special. You don’t have any true guarantee on how long you’re going to live, so why wait until you’re halfway through your life to start making it awesome? Carpe diem! Seize the day! Thoreau said, “Most men lead lives of lives of quiet desperation”. If nothing else, make sure that you don’t fall in this category! Take your focus off how good things might be in the future, seize the day, and be great NOW!


PS- You might’ve noticed that the featured image for this post is the words “Carpe Diem” written in the sand. Soon after the words were written there, they were washed away, erased. Take this as a reminder: seize the day now and live your life to the fullest, before your chances to do so are washed away…


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