“50 People 1 Question” Reminds us to Appreciate the Hear & Now #BCSLearns

The quote on the BCS sign outside right now, oft attributed to Muhammad Ali, reads, “Don’t count the days; make the days count.”  I recently came across videos by the Jubilee Project called “50 People 1 Question” where the interviewer asks one question to a variety of very different people. Examples include: “If you could be any age, what age would you be?” or “If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?”  The participants’ responses may surprise you and will provoke thought.  Ultimately, both of the videos below that I’ve embedded made me think about the Ali quote about making the days count.  Whether it’s this time of year when we find ourselves, adults and students alike, counting down the days until summer vacation, or whether we find ourselves wishing we were a bit older or younger or thinner or taller, each of us can find ourselves “living” everywhere but in the moment – TODAY!  Carpe Diem was a theme in my blog post Learn from Last Year and Live in the New Year where I shared a video of Robin Williams as Mr. Keating in the film Dead Poet’s Society.  I hope these two videos below(around 4 minutes each) resonate with you, like they did me, to make every day count and live a bit more into Rebecca Pepper Sinkler’s quote, “The reluctance to put away childish things may be a requirement of genius.”  Perhaps some childish things we ought not put away.  Enjoy the videos!

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