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Seize the day Cherish each opportunity Capture the moment Opportunities await the daring around each corner To maintain individual identity and follow my own starry dreams is to live in the philosophy of carpe diem It is what life is all about It means to never be able to look back on the past and ask myself What if There are no bounds barriers or fences Be a leader Live in excitement and take each day head on Here is a favorite quote of mine that sums up this philosophy Yesterday was history Tomorrow is a mystery Today is a gift thats why its called the Present Once today is gone it becomes the past Forgotten and old dont look back upon it Live for the day Each and every day is truly wonderful seek it out and cherish each moment That is why today is called the Present because it is a gift from God If it were not so He would not have named it what He did And the future It sounds exciting but what do we know of it It is a mystery unknown to all mankind Why waste my time waiting for it Each second that ticks by and by is the future Time is precious so make the most of it Another favorite quote of mine that goes directly along with this philosophy is an epigram by Alexander Pope Be thou the first true merit to befriend His praise is lost who stays till all commend This quote sums up the phrase carpe diem Waiting gets me nowhere I must stand tall and take a chance Be the first to express myself and I will be rewarded What would life be like without carpe diem The world would be a boring and bitter place Had Noah defied God and not built the ark I wonder where I would be right now I would not be
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