Wednesday, July 29

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem is a phrase that people use to denote "live the most of today because tomorrow is an uncertainty". Phrasing it another way, "live everyday as if its your last".

Unfortunately, most of us don't exactly do this. I spent a HUGE part of my life online gaming - its not something that people do if they have, say one more month to live. Its a good thing I have stopped active online gaming.

Anyway, from a practical point of view, I can't live today exactly like my last day. I gotta work so I can save up for tomorrow. As the breadwinner of the family, I have responsibilities for the future.

I guess I got to tweak the saying a little.
Live today as if it is my last, and save up as if I will never die.

8 comments:

khengsiong said...

Carpe Diem? What language is that?

♥ PrInCeSs ♥ said...

I prefer
Spend today as if it is my last, and live as if I will never die.

Haha

Roxy. said...

Me too.me too. I also spent a huge part on gaming, but sadly i have not stopped yet.
Must splurge a bit too, if not u die, the money all will go back to the goverment.

wrthofnino said...

I think Carpe Diem can mean - "Do what you want, how you want, when you want, for tomorrow may never come" -- i mean, with a few exceptions, (harm to others or yourself), this is essentially the same thing.

That being said, if you want to play online games, right now, for hours on end, you are fulfilling Carpe Diem. Just imho. :)

As far as the making money part, I believe this is an evil but necessary part of life. Money doesn't make you happy.

Shingo T said...

Khengsiong:
Haha, I read somewhere its from a Latin poem.

Princess:
You are still young. When you get to Uncle Shingo T's age, you will be more conscious of death.
*cough cough*

Roxy:
Write a will, and make sure the government doesn't get a cent.

Nino:
Yup. Always been my belief that money doesn't make people happy. It just gives provide more options in life.

mrdes said...

I thought it means:"Seize the day!"
Yes, I am saving, but don't know for what.

Shingo T said...

mrdes:
Save for a rainy day perhaps? We all have to grow old someday, and the money will come in handy. ^_^

foongpc said...

Carpe diem. I like this word! Seize the day! That's just so powerful. Yes, carpe diem : )

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