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THE LATIN PHRASE IS LESS ABOUT ‘YOLO’ AND MORE ABOUT STOPPING TO SMELL THE ROSES Photo: GrapeImages/Getty Images. t’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 mantra, a philosophy for life, a mentality of a generation. Carpe diem. The Latin phrase — given a boost in popular culture by the 1 989 film Dead Poets Society — is commonly translated as “seize the day.” For many, it has come to mean “do whatever the hell you want to do, right now.” Move to Paris, tell off your toxic co-worker, eat the damn doughnut, because who knows if there will even be a tomorrow? Full story

29 November