Sick Of Over Simplified Cliches: Don't Live For The Moment
The more philosophical conversations I have the more I come into contact with this annoying over simplified cliche. People keep saying things like "just enjoy for moment" "live for the moment". I mean to me, it really is too simplified. Life is not this simple, neither is time as we know it. The basic paradigm we all have to live in is the past, present and the future. So what I say is live in the harmony of the trinity. The past: do not lament but reflect and learn. If you can the get past down you can nail the present: apply, act, be and do. The future: we not know it yet. If we do not take aim, how can we ever hope to ever get there in the future? The future encourages us to plan, to want more than we can possibly have today. The future can give us hope. Hope for a better today I say, do not live for the moment but live within a harmony of the trinity.
What most mean when they say 'live for the moment' is to be. To take the time to smell the roses. But to only do this and nothing else. Is pure hedonism. What can feel good now can hurt down the track. This is one reason why living only for the moment is so dumb. Fact is we live in a cause and effect world.
I am tired of over simplified cliches and getting brushed off by them.