Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
I love this quote by Mahatma Gandhibecause it teaches us how to make the most out of life. Sometimes, we live so normally, so average. I have had so many Filipino students who have wished for a “stable life.” I always tell them to be careful with what they ask for, because as the saying goes, you might just get it. When we ask for a stable life, nothing really happens; instead, we should ask for excitement and adventure, so that we could really live. When we live as if we were to die tomorrow, we become more daring, more bold, more outgoing, and we allow ourselves to go beyond what we would normally do.
If we were to learn as if we were to live forever, we are always enthusiastic about new learning, new experiences, new education. Because when we live forever, we wouldn’t want the same old thing; we would wish for new ideas to excite as everyday. I do my very best to instill this kind of perspective to my students and clients so that they have more vim and vigor when it comes to living and learning.
I am the co-founder of the American Institute for English Proficiency, with three locations to serve you in the Philippines: Makati, Quezon City, and Baguio. We offer private (one-on-one) sessions or you can join our group trainings at our locations; you can opt to have an in-house corporate training.