Sunday, June 6, 2010

Carpe diem. Seize the day, kids. Make your lives extraordinary

Dear 4th ESO students,
Your time at Labor School is coming to an end. We would like to give you some pieces of advice and, unlike many other times when you have been given some recommendation, just for once we hope you will pay heed to these wise words ;-):


Carpe diem is a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace. It is popularly translated as "seize the day". Carpe means "pick, pluck, pluck off, gather", but Horace uses the word to mean "enjoy, make use of." In Horace, the phrase is part of the longer Carpe diem quam minime credula postero – "Seize the day, trusting as little as possible in the future", and the ode says that the future is unknowable, and that instead one should scale back one's hopes to a brief future.

Dear Students: You define us. Make us feel proud.

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1 comment:

  1. good video, original advice but everybody hate sunscreen...


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