Live each day like it’s your last. It’s been the mantra of everyone from the Ancient Roman philosopher Seneca to the digital sage Steve Jobs. In my humble opinion, however, there are five fundamental reasons why it is one of the most misguided pieces of life advice to have emerged in Western history. You can find out more by reading a new article I’ve written over at YES magazine.
The article is based on my forthcoming crowdfunded book Carpe Diem Reclaimed.
A quick update on the campaign: it’s speeding along and is now almost 70% funded. Thanks to everyone who has supported it.
IF YOU’VE BEEN THINKING OF BACKING THE BOOK BUT HAVEN’T QUITE GOT ROUND TO IT, NOW’S THE TIME TO SEIZE THE DAY! 3 REASONS:
1.Join Philip Pullman. You’ll be one of more than 250 supporters with your name printed in the back, alongside great authors like Philip Pullman (who made the first pledge).
2.Unique rewards. Sure, you can get a beautiful book. But you can also pledge to be an Editorial Advisor, giving comments on the manuscript itself, or take part in an exclusive Carpe Diem Workshop (or give it to someone as a gift).
3.Save the world. Yes, I believe that carpe diem is a great untapped political force for our times, and a cure for the apathy that stands in the way of tackling wealth inequality, climate change and corruption.
And that’s just for starters…
My aim is to reach 100% by May 1. I’d be thrilled if you gave your support. All power to the crowd!