Carpe Diem: Seize the Day
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Philosophy Professor Catherine Wilson talks about pleasure being fundamental in our ability to live a good life, and how a fine balance has to be maintained between current pleasure(indulgence) and future pleasure, which is life planning.
If we work ourselves endlessly, trying to hoard wealth, life will be over in a blink of an eye.
Apart from a more justified and gender-neutral definition of hedonism, the definition of luxury and pleasure itself is changing. What was once enjoyable seems like a waste of time now, while economic instability and low wages do not allow for a hedonistic lifestyle to be a reality for many of us.
Pleasure seeking needs to be viewed as a positive, life-giving pursuit in these times where everyone is striving hard to make ends meet.
When you are thinking and thinking about something ask yourself: Will this matter in 5 years? Or even in 5 weeks?
It allows you to stop thinking about something and to focu...
Carpe diem (seize the day) is one of the oldest philosophical mottos in western history.
First voiced by Horace (the Roman poet) more than 2,000 years ago, it retains an e...
Carpe diem means different things to different people.
For some of us it may relate to taking a once in a lifetime opportunity, while for others it is about indulging in wild hedonism or living calmly in the present moment.