Posted by DRC on March 16, 2005
In Reply to: Get busy living or get busy dying posted by Gary on March 16, 2005
: : : what does that phrase mean?
: : That attitude is important?
: Bob Dylan, in his song It's Alright Ma, I'm Only Bleeding, has it thatL
: ...he not busy being born
: Is busy dying.
: I don't know if that's where your question originated from or if that idea has been expressed before that.
: Anyway, while interpreting Bob Dylan's lyrics can often be a mug's game, I've always interpreted that to mean - if you aren't getting on with life and making the most of it you are wasting your gifts.
This phrase was also used in the movie "Shawshank Redemption".