Created By: JAF1970 on December 21, 2012

Today Is Important

Hey, stop worrying about the past or the future.

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An Aesop that teaches that the present is the most important part of life to focus on.

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  • December 21, 2012
    MrRuano
    Yotsubato has the tagline "Today is always the most enjoyable day!"
  • December 22, 2012
    DracMonster
    Does the Beetle's song "Live For Today" count? This trope can have a dark side of being shortsighted and irresponsible, don't know if you intended to include that.

    Like You Were Dying has some crossover with this.
  • December 22, 2012
    lakingsif
    You know, when I saw 'Today Is Important' dated 21/12 I was ready to hit my face - then I read the tagline. I can't remember the first person who wrote/said it, it's become so popular, but there's the saying "Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, but Today is a gift; that's why we call it the Present." And, y'know, "Carpe Diem" (seize the day).
  • December 22, 2012
    randomsurfer
    ^^You mean the one by the Rokes and covered by the Grass Roots?
  • December 23, 2012
    lakingsif
    Oh yeah, forgot that that saying's in Kung Fu Panda. Of course, it is older than that. You might want to make a note that the saying is practically older than time; my mum knew it when she was young.
  • December 23, 2012
    Duncan
    Now Here This is all about living in the Now. Here. This.
  • December 31, 2012
    JAF1970
    Seen It A Million Times, but right now, my brain is stumped.
  • December 31, 2012
    Duncan
    Rent has a Recurring Riff "No Day But Today", which appears in several songs, notably "Life Support", "Another Day" and the finale. Idina Menzel has also sung it in concert as a full song.
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