Today’s shocking news.
“You ain’t gonna live forever!”
Shocking? Not in the usual sense of the word.
Shocking because of how rampant and perverse is the notion that we don’t plan for our death.
I mean, if you randomly asked 100 people, “When’s your funeral?”, how many would have an answer?
Of course, most people have no idea when, which is exactly my point.
But we’re all going to die. It’s one of life’s great truths. And yet most people I know have no notion of how long they may theoretically have left.
So, my question then is this, “If your death happened sooner than you thought it would, what would you regret not having done?”
Yep, that’s our biggest fear. But it never shows up on any list.
Because no one will admit it.
How do I know?
Because, think about it, if the fear of living wasn’t our biggest fear, why was this phrase – carpe diem – invented?
Carpe diem translates to: “While we’re talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, put no trust in the future.”
Make your day GREAT!
If you don’t, who will?
If not today, when?
Heck yes most of us are buried with things that seem unbearable.
Carpe diem. It’s completely up to each of us, isn’t it?
What does that mean, “carpe diem”?
Most people, myself included, think it means, “Seize the day“!
Here are some thoughts I just found on “seize the day”:
Every man dies. Not every man really lives. ~Braveheart
As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you didn’t do. ~Zachary Scott
Dream as if you’ll live forever. Live as if you’ll die today. ~James Dean
I’m glad I have a website. I put if off for a long time. I was lazy, worried, busy, ignorant, etc. Do you have a website? Great if you do. If you don’t, why not. Live, before you die. Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂