Live Immediately

Seneca wrote:

“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life. It snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining? The whole future lies in uncertainty. Live immediately”

Comment:

By doubting ourselves and worry about what others think; by fearing the future and the inevitable death; by ignoring the Truth and the consequences of our (in)actions; by giving up on liberties in exchange for promised “safety”; all this is to deny Life.

Balance your fear of Death with the love of Life!

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