Get busy living or get busy dying

Posted by Gary on March 16, 2005

In Reply to: Get busy living or get busy dying posted by ESC 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.