January 1, 2010

Carpe diem - not so much

Humans are letting down the hedonistic team. We're a bunch of happiness procrastinators.

So, in the new year, the new decade, let's throw caution over the precipice and make-happy as if there's no tomorrow, because you can be certain that one day - a long way off I hope - there won't be.

In other words: only ever wear the good undies, open the expensive wine, develop a jaunty walk, be the crazy person who strikes up conversations with strangers, read all the new novels sitting on your bookshelf, notice things, care more about something - anything, start a hobby, today, not when you retire, clean out shit you don't need - things, people, habits, do stuff that feels good, smile a lot and laugh easily - it makes other people crazy, for that alone, it's worth developing the habit.

Seize the minutes, the hours, the days. Pick up the pace. Live like you mean it.

Carpe diem? Maybe tomorrow


  1. Wise counsel there Caz.

    Someone sent me this crude yet poignant poem. But I think you summed it up better.

    Get off your bum,
    Have a go,
    'cos if you don't,
    You'll never know.

  2. Yep, that kinda sums it up too Dan, so long as the bum one is getting-off is clothed in the good undies.

    Happy new year to you, hope the year ahead is kind to you.

  3. Sounds like a plan to me! :-)