Students should live life to the fullest

Perhaps I am not the most suitable person to give advice on how to live your life, but until someone who is more qualified voices his or her opinion, sit back, relax and let me fill you in on my philosophy on life.

Everyone should live life in two ways: as if this is your last day and prepared for the future.

Do not be reluctant to do certain tasks that you can overcome if they don’t go well.

For instance, if you want to travel across the country, do it.

Buy your airline ticket, book your hotel and make sure you do it twice – it was my idea, so I should be the guest of honor.

If you want to listen to Celine Dion’s “A New Day” show in Las Vegas or attend a taping of The Oprah Winfrey show in Chicago, what are you waiting for? Cataracts, menopause, a 401(k) plan? You may not be blessed to make it to see 50, so why not go now?

Carpe Diem! Seize the day!

People scrape together pennies in order to purchase spinning rims and $500 jeans. It’s pretty simple; when people really want to do something, they tend to find a way to do just that.

Tomorrow may not come, so if you can afford to do it today, then do so.

It is said that nothing comes to a sleeper but a dream.

Dreaming is good, but not wanting to go beyond that is not.

Just living for the moment is very risky if you do not consider the future.

I had a friend that loved to gamble. If gambling is your pastime then that is fine by me.

Just as long as it doesn’t negatively affect me, do what you want to do with your life.

Now in the case of this friend, being the nice person I am, I lent him some money. Life in 2006 is not exactly a piece of cake.

I understand that people’s pockets are empty 75 percent of the time – at least that is what they tell to me.

This ex-friend came into some unexpected funds, and instead of reimbursing me, he lost all of it in a poker game. Loan sharks kill people for missing payments.

Luckily, I did not break his legs or anything. Please do not gamble your life away.

Is it sane to jeopardize a college education that could benefit you for the rest of your life on a one-day pleasure?

For goodness sake, if paying your college tuition is a struggle, do you really need a plasma TV?

It warms my heart knowing that maybe I encouraged someone to re-think their method of decision-making.

Treat yourself because if you do not, who will? Splurge but do not go over the top.

Be satisfied that you took advantage of today and prepared for tomorrow.

Siraaj Sabree is a junior newspaper journalism student from Miami. He can be reached at