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!