“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
I’m not a huge fan of platitudes. Mostly because the intent is often discarded along the way.
Case in point: “Live every day like it’s your last.” What does this even mean?
In our material driven world, live every day like it’s our last implies a hedonic response. Party hard every day. Travel with impunity. Jump out of a plane.
But this can’t be the point. I believe Ghandi’s beautiful quote unveils the true intent.
Instead of looking through a hedonic lens, look through a growth lens. Focus on evolving. Compare who you were yesterday to the person you are today. You then begin to find meaning in continual growth.
This is true freedom. Everything is accessible.
Spiritual growth, while the most fulfilling, is also free. It’s a mindset.
So, yes, live as if you were going to die tomorrow, by having a growth mindset today.