Live Life and Seize the Day
Over the years I have heard a great many arguments over whether or not to seize the day. This argument can get very passionate and be filled with our own experiences. There is a quote that I have learned to live by “Don’t ever save anything for a special occasion, being alive is the special occasion.” There are several good points in Kate Chopin’s “The story of the hour,” in James Joyce’s “Eveline,” and in Grace Paley’s “A conversation with my father” that make this statement true for me. So with that being said I believe that you should seize the day for several reasons.
The first reason, we should seize the day, is so that we can have some joy out of live and not always be bound to certain ways of doing things. Kate Chopin’s “The Story of the Hour,” shows this very well. If Mrs. Mallard, the main character in the story, had seized the day she would have left her husband, lived her life for herself, and not have been bound to him or how he expected her to be. We can all learn by this because in each and every one of our lives we are bound to something that will hold us back and try to make us forget our hopes and dreams. That is why we should seize the day to rise up out of our doldrums and live for our dreams.
The second reason, we should seize the day, is so that we can better ourselves and our families. James Joyce’s “Eveline,” shows this point well. If eveline had seized the day and got on that boat with frank she would have had a better life instead she is still stuck in the same old boring thing that she wanted so desperately to get away from. This again is a point we can all take to heart. We all, at some point, have talked ourselves out of doing something that could better ourselves and then regretted it. For me it is the fact that I did not go to college right after high school if I had seized the day I would have been a whole lot better off right now.
Finally, we should seize the day because tomorrow is not...