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I Live For the Moment

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    Mr X: I think we all live in the future too much.   Miss X: Yeah.   Mr X: Like when we do things it's all about getting things done and moving onto the next task -    Mr X: - never enjoying it whilst doing it - in the moment - but moving quickly to the...
    The5Cs The5Cs 18-21 2 Responses Sep 7, 2009

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    Live For The Moment

    Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now. --Denis Waitley
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M May 28, 2013

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    Live Everyday Like Its My Last

    Life is fragile and short, before you know it years pile on and you dont know where the time went. I have learned to live for know, still think about the future, but live for now. Life can be cruel, but it can also be good. People, events, and these little most mold us, live...
    vanessa34 vanessa34 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 2, 2009

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    Live For The Moment

    Live for the moment,Do now,My past,Sorted itself out,No more depression,What a way to be.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Feb 5, 2012

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    Or At Least Wish I Did

    I don't know. I just overthink things and don't take time to sit back and go with the flow.It's how I have been all my life, overthinking things, over researching things so that when the time comes I just don't do what I really wanted to.Right now it's bad, it's stopping a lot...
    IllySocks IllySocks 22-25, F Aug 17, 2011

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    The Time Is Now

    Life has certainly been teaching me to live for now. We can wait and plan and hope, and that does not mean what we hope for or plan for will happen. We can only control our own behavior, not a thing or anyone else! So I have been living more out of what is good for me today...
    elsiepea elsiepea 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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