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‘Carpe Diem’ Is the Perfect Message for Our Times — but It Doesn’t Mean What You Think

The Latin phrase is less about ‘YOLO’ and more about stopping to smell the roses

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It’s the hashtag of a hundred thousand sunrise photos. It’s spray-painted on walls, emblazoned on T-shirts, and tattooed across chests. In just two words, it has become a productivity…

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Steven Gambardella

Steven Gambardella

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I am a history PhD sharing the lessons of philosophy and history with practical benefits for your life and work. Get in touch: stevengambardella@gmail.com