Go! Live for the day? Or plan for the future

Posted on May 31st, 2010 by Lib

CarpeDiem

So, is it best to seize the moment, live every day as if it were your last, not worry about the future? Or have a personal gameplan and everything else will fit in to place.

There is nothing to say that they can’t be mutually exclusive but I do think they are opposing shools of thought and different ways of living your life.

Your thoughts please……


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  1. O'DB says:

    love the idea of carpe diem, but in reality forever thinking about tomorrow & consequences. I can’t go down the pub without thinking about the looming hang-over … would love to live more in the moment but mind-set won’t allow it.

  2. I think that both are important, mindfulness and goal planning. This requires both.
    .-= Clinically Clueless´s last blog .. =-.

  3. irishcoffee says:

    Couldn’t agree more, CC. Be in the moment and plan for the future – they are mutually compatible. If you’re not “in” the moment, your future plans are not realistic or achievable, and they certainly are not “yours”.
    .-= irishcoffee´s last blog ..Am I doing it, or is it doing me? =-.

  4. Jim says:

    The old tomorrow is history, tomorrow a mystery and today is a gift springs to mind – as Buddha once said (allegedly) when asked when exactly he achieved enlightenment it was ‘ during an out breath’.

    However if we really just live for today it could lead to bigtime trouble as all money is blown and off we jolly well go – it’s a balance with learning from the history of life, using the present to get where we want to get to in the future….

    We often get what we want – but not want we need….cue coldplay…

    • O'DB says:

      … or cue The Rolling Stones

    • Gareth in China says:

      Please never ever ever cue coldplay.
      If I want to be miserable and depressed I can watch the news, certainly never listen to those mono chord strangling, talentless, gimps.

      As for planning, well if you plan properly you can really enjoy the moment.
      For example O’DB, if you plan to tell your boss you have an early doctors appointment then you can go into work at 10am and get thoroughly plastered.
      Totally agree planning for the future and living in the moment are not mutually exclusive, but maybe only as long as the plan is more of a oultine/macro plan than a microline detailed plan.

  5. Lib says:

    As they say in Ankh Morpork
    Carpe Jugulum

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