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carpe diem - Word of the Day - Sun Dec 4, 2022


Myr

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carpe diem - (noun) - the enjoyment of the pleasures of the moment without concern for the future

saying the simpsons GIF

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The etymologists among our members with embrace carpe diem to give us more information on this word.

 

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On 12/4/2022 at 6:17 PM, Bill W said:

I learned the meaning as 'sieze the day'.  It's the basic philosophy of Hedonism, ot the idea that you should enjoy life while you can.  

I learned it as seize the day, as in make the day enjoyable and accomplish goals at the same time.  But I have indeed heard other variations than the one I learned.

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