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What is Carpe Diem?

Asked by Sneki95 (6997points) December 14th, 2016

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Seek's avatar

It’s YOLO for smart people.

Lightlyseared's avatar

It’s a Latin saying meaning sieze the day taken from Horace.

Or, as @Seek so eloquently put it you only live once. Don’t fuck it up.

Pachy's avatar

I cherish a book called “The Dream”—a beautiful mix of philosophy, poetry, prose—in which the author observes past, present and future are really one. The past is forever gone and the future is forever non-existent—and since the “present” is past the instant we live it, we must learn to seize it and live it to the hilt. In other words, carpe diem!

stanleybmanly's avatar

Yup. It’s a dictum on passing up opportunities.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

“Do it today, tomorrow it might be illegal.”

Or, my wife said “YOLO.”

Sneki95's avatar

Ok, yeah, I know the translation.

But what would, in your opinion, a seized day look like?
Have you ever lied down in the evening and feel like you seized the day, spent it well? How does that day potentially look like?

What exactly are you supposed to do to have a seized day?

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

In a world that is just the world it means you doubled down in your loss, if you failed to seize the day you squandered life, if you seized it, you did for nothing because it will not have mattered one iota once you stop breathing.

SecondHandStoke's avatar

The day best seized is the one spent with family.

abcbill's avatar

All good answers…

Another way of putting it…always be in the moment.

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