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Carpe diem Seize the day for we die tomorrow This is probably one of the most used motifs in our vocabulary today Many people use this as an excuse to do something they have always wanted Mark Twain once wrote I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one1 and as most of us are aware he was and is not alone How many times do we kick ourselves for not buying something when it was on sale Or miss out on a great play or movie that leaves town before we get a chance to see it We dont realize what we missed until it has already passed us by Carpe diem has existed for a long long time Research has shown that the first person that used the term was the Roman poet Quintus Horatius Flaccus between 65-08 BC when he wrote While were talking envious time is fleeing seize the day put no trust in the future1 Its amazing how a quote from that long ago can still have tremendous meaning and influence in todays society Many music artists use this motif for inspiration and use it in their songs Artists such as Aerosmith Dave Matthews and Eminem show todays generation the big meaning of seizing the day In Aerosmiths song Dream On the chorus says Sing with me sing for the years Sing for the laughter and sing for the tears Sing with me if its just for today Maybe tomorrow the good Lord will take you away3 The Dave Matthews Band quotes Eat drink and be merry For Tomorrow well die3 and Eminems song Lose Yourself has an opening statement that says Look if you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything youve ever wanted in one moment would you capture it Or just let it slip3 These are quotes from todays artists whose music seems to bring people together despite petty
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