A personal account of what it means to make the most of every experience.
Carpe Diem: The Golden Chance Carpe Diem, is the expression that means seize the day, means that one should take advantage of every minute of this life. Many people do not succeed because they are scared about life. It is very difficult to accomplish anything in this life if they do not risk themselves or do not do anything to get what they want. One should enjoy this life in a responsible way. My particular carpe diem philosophy is do the right thing at the right moment. My parents have taught me that without effort there is no reward, and that the duties are due before distraction. The logical order, is not put the cart before the horse. It does not mean that one is wasting his or her life because he or she is studying like crazy and during six years the only thing that he or she is doing is memorizing information. The reward will come sooner or later when one gets a marvelous job and is earning money like crazy. Now I am living and experiencing my own carpe diem philosophy. Now I am experiencing my golden chance of having a great education, and I have to make good use of the experience. The opportunity to come United States to study is very limited for Spanish students. It is limited because even when the country is not a third world country, Spain is a country not very rich, and for a person like my it would be not very intelligent to reject this great chance. Here I am trying to learn as much as possible about American life style, culture, language and people. My chance was supposed to expire in one year but now I have the opportunity to not only finish high school in United States, but also continue my college years here. My Carpe Diem tells me that I can not waste my time, because I have already lost too much precious time in my life. I have to be resolute to succeed, to give my best, to enjoy my education and the teachers that are here to help me, and to give my best. Carpe Diem tells me that working hard , having the own ideas, fighting for my ideals, and by opening my mind to the work of others, and the ideas and ideals of other people I am taking advantage of my golden chance. Another reason I seize my days here is because I feel that my parents are putting so much effort and money in my education, it would not be fair to them if I do not put the same amount of effort and care in my education. Carpe Diem means “seize the day”, but for me it has another deeper meaning. The meaning for me is that one should take advantage of opportunities with wisdom and care, analyzing each move we make, not making precipitous decisions and not thinking only about the effects that will cause us that decisions, but also how decisions will decisions affect the ones who surround us. Opportunities only knock once at your door. Be there and do not slam your door, or be afraid to open it. Seize the chance!