carpe diem

car´-pay DEE´-uhm

(Latin, ‘pluck the day’)

Carpe diem, usually translated ‘seize the day,’ is the philosophy that one should enjoy life’s pleasures while they last without much concern for the future.

The phrase is also used as a command (Carpe diem!) to urge taking advantage of the present situation.

Bryce took a carpe diem attitude toward junk food without worrying about its effect on his waistline.