June 6, 2010 10:59pm CST
LIVING.. is it just living the day as it comes or should it be living every moment of the day as if its never going to be yours ever again?
• United States
7 Jun 10
I think these two things seems similiar. Live each moment, and each day as it comes. Look to children who live so delightfully in each moment. I do think we should prepare for the future though - not worry about it - because soon enough - that will be our present moment. who wants to be retirement age and looking forward to working for another fifteen years. Complaining about how "the system" isn't caring for its old people when one should've prepared for that moment, that day - long ago.
8 Jun 10
Live each moment-- meaning loving my own existence in this world, feeling, thinking , and knowing the beauty that lies in the things that surround us and appreciating them and living to the fullest ... just like a child with no worries of the future.. Live each day as it comes-- can be taken in two ways, one exactly like the above or the other in which we question our existence, finding all the possible negative aspects of all the things that are present around us... basically dragging oneself to be alive... yes everyone should think about the future .. but it should not be given so much importance that we forget that we have a present to be lived..
7 Jun 10
When I was a child, my parents always told me "if you XXX now, you will XXX in the future." So I was feared and struggled for the future. It's a little like your question, living for today, or living for future. I think I'll choose living for today. Future is too far, and I doubt whether I can see the so-called "beautiful future". It's too hard to live for future. Maybe I'm a bit negative, but that's the choice.