The First Civilizations

1165 WordsDec 12, 20165 Pages
In our modern era, people are engaged and in a constant state of planning. The constant planning is vital since it allows us to save time and money. People invest so much time planning and organizing their future that they forget to live in the “now.” People believe that they will achieve happiness when they acquire their new vehicles, phones, or homes. However, it is not until they finally possess the new and trendy items, that people realize that those items were not enough. Thus, people enter a vicious cycle where the individual needs to work to purchase and obtain possessions believing that it provides happiness. However, this cycle never ends because it is just a false sense of happiness and instant gratification. Individuals live in constant moving society where they never have time to stop and enjoy every moment of their lives. When the golden years are approaching, people begin to repent for their missed chances and moments; specifically, those undervalued moments where they had the option to achieve Carpe Diem. The history of the first civilizations shows the literary work of Horace called Carpe Diem, which translates into "seize the day." This expression is common in our days. Innumerable times, we can hear this in the form of advice from our parents, teachers, friends, or colleagues. Nevertheless, what is "Carpe Diem"? Has this expression some positive coverage for us? The philosophical concept of Carpe Diem began with the work of the poet Horace. Where he
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