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"But to act, that

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“But to act, that each tomorrow

Find it farther than today”


The poet, H.W. Longfellow, in the above lines, stresses on the importance of action, and there is a sense of urgency as he speaks to the reader about the significance of acting in the present to achieve goals. The poet’s point of view is enterprising and inspiring, and very concurrent to the real life, which is not to be spent regretting over the past, or fantasizing about the future. Life is all about the present moment, and how we are utilizing or living it.


Through my personal experience I can say that be it some mistake of the past that we regret, or some part of the future that we are scared about, both germinate from some or the other we had performed either negligently or skipped altogether. Hence, actions in the present time are ultimately the ones that either scare us as the past or the future. The key to life then lies completely in the present.


Procrastination, over-confidence, laziness and all other vices usually take the better of our actions of the present, and prevent us from doing what we ought to do and what we ought to do. Unless and until man takes note of this fact and begins acting in the present with a sense of urgency, it is impossible for him to evolve over time into a better version of hid older self. The absolute truth is just one – we need to act today so that we have a tomorrow that we wish for, and so that we do not have to look back with regret. Every moment gone is the past already. Time is money, and must not be wasted.


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