live for the moment

live for the moment

To focus on the pleasure one can have in the present, without concern for the consequences one may face in the future. I've always lived for the moment, preferring to spend what I earn on vacations and nice things right then and there. Of course, I don't have much in the way of savings now, though. My brother lived for the moment, never stopping to think that his lifestyle might have some serious ramifications on his health down the line.
See also: live, moment

live for the moment

Fig. to live only for the pleasures of the present time without planning for the future. You need to make plans for your future. You cannot live just for the moment! He lives only for the moment.
See also: live, moment

live for the moment

Concentrate on the present, with little or no concern for the future. For example, Instead of putting aside funds for the children's education, Jane and Jim live for the moment, spending whatever they earn . [Mid-1900s] Also see for the moment; day to day, def. 2.
See also: live, moment
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Guitarist Josh Davidson says they are throwing a massive party to celebrate their debut album Live For The Moment being in the top 10.
What a small word, but boy can it pack a punch All seems fine but then, in it comes for the crunch A God-send it can be, when in ignorant bliss Someone interjects with, "but what about this" I was so creative at working problems that needed to be solved But now, the 'but it won't work' means I just don't get involved 'But' has its place, but its use needs to be given some thought The consequences of words we use, is what we need to be taught So as the sun shines and there's a 'but' about rain the next day Just say, "but I only live for the moment and the morrow can go away" Di Tinker, Gorve Lane, Keresley.
NEW Hearts manager Paulo Sergio vowed to live for the moment as he brushed aside questions over instability at the club under owner Vladimir Romanov.
You Are the Reason: A Survivor's Guide to Ultimate Strength" is an inspirational memoir from Jonathan Craig as tells his story of how HIV changed his life and made him live for the moment, and he had a blast of a time since that decision.
He always wanted to live for the moment and was always happy and smiling.
He said: "I'm decent, loyal, approachable and like to live for the moment.
DURING the chaos and uncertainty of World War Two, people had no choice but to live for the moment.
Seth's death has taught her to live for the moment.
Gilje's sailors live for the moment and are not "ideological"; instead they are pragmatic men who care more about getting drunk, or finding a ship with better pay, than remaining committed to abstract ideals.
If you don't enjoy the moment now and live for the moment now, you're never going to enjoy it.
We have to live for the moment and resolve problems as they arise.
Just have to stay positive, patient and live for the moment - which could come if my posh cream works.
Cousins Brittany and Alana Jones from San Diego say they live for the moments when they can get close enough to the band members to touch them.