Horace wrote the ode “Carpe Diem,” little did he know that this phrase which translates to “Seize the Day” would become such a common saying and philosophy. Many interpret this phrase differently. Many take it too far where as others do not agree with it. “Carpe Diem” is literally translated to “pluck the day.” This phrase however is part of the slightly longer one "carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero", which can be loosely translated to "seize the day and put very little trust in tomorrow.” Seizing the day is supposed to be about taking it day by day, moment by moment, and to make the most of your life.
Many movie have been made based on this “seize the day” philosophy. Movies such as the Bucket List and The Open Road 4300 Miles. The Bucket List is about two elderly men who are completely different other than the fact that they are both terminally ill. Before they pass away, they work together to complete their bucket list. The purpose of a bucket list is to complete a list of to-dos before you die. Often, bucket lists are created and done after you get news of terminal illness of when you are going through a phase such as a midlife crisis. Usually, a bucket list is created because one did not “seize the day” when they were younger. The Open Road 4300 Miles is about Ana who goes on a road trip to discover or rediscover who she is and where she comes from without the craziness of society, media, etc. Even movies such as The Dead Poet Society not only been