When a famous person says something, we notice. A relative unknown, we deeply discount. For example, this brilliant wisdom:
Carried away by our worries, we’re unable to live fully and happily in the present. Deep down, we believe we can’t really be happy just yet – that we still have more boxes to check off before we can really enjoy life – Thich Naht Hanh
All the different ways of saying it come down to a simple concept:
Live, before you die.
Life is not a dress rehearsal. Live like you mean it!