BEHAVING as if you are going to die tomorrow will lead to humiliating and possibly deadly situations, experts have warned.
For decades tattoos, Hollywood films and people at backpackers’ hostels have recommended living every day like it is your last.
However 31-year-old office worker Tom Logan said: “There’s this girl in marketing I’ve always liked, but I was scared she was out of my league. Then I watched the film Point Break on cable and decided to ‘live in the moment’.
“I approached her in front of the whole team and said ‘there’s something I need to tell you’, then I grabbed her, leaned her backwards like in those pictures of returning American GIs and kissed her fully on the lips.
“Now I’m getting done for sexual harassment. I’ve lost my job and the local paper has labelled me a sex pest. I should add that this happened yesterday. Today is today, I am still very much alive, just having a total nightmare.”
28-year-old Stephen Malley said: “I punched my line manager and drove a sports car into a river, because, well, carpe diem. Now I am going to prison for two years, where I will continue to live on the edge but in a less fun way.”
Philosopher Mary Fisher said: “People should live every day like they’re going to be alive for the remainder of their natural life span.
“It’s obvious really.”