Preparing to live or living?

File:US Navy 101113-M-2581P-006 Marine Corps Gen. James F. Amos, center, and Sgt. Maj. of the Marine Corps Carlton W. Kent, right, present a framed cert.jpg

We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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