Carpe Diem has the same meaning as Seize the day, which means you aren’t worried about the future for a while, but you enjoy the present moment, indeed.
I actually had heard about Carpe Diem a lot of times when I was in high school, but I didn’t know what was the meaning at the time. My friend used to say it, though. What makes this phrase so special to me is the simple meaning of it.
As we know that thinking too much about future can lead us to the kind of stressful and insecure feelings. Yeah, I do experience this thing frequently even almost every day. And I feel really sick with that.
Fortunately, after published my story titled Belajar Menikmati Hal Kecil (Learn to enjoy the little things), I admit that my problem of over-thinking about future has reduced little by little. Despite, it doesn’t fully fix my problem, at least I feel better now.
Moreover, I find the guy named Sam Kolder who really has inspired me with his story or the things he has been doing. You can watch the short video below, it’s about what he had done in 2016.
Have you watched it? So, how was it? It must be cool, right? Oh, in addition, he has just turned 19 this year. The annoying part is that he is younger than me, but he has done a lot of things and also visited many places around the world. As he put a message in the last minutes of his video which sounds like this:
“Live every day as if it was your last”
The message actually is not his original quote. But it belongs to my favorite person, Steve Jobs. I think the quote has the relevant meaning with Carpe Diem. I do like the words. That’s why I include it.
So, that’s it. Carpe Diem!