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Get busy living or get busy dying

Posted by Mohoo on March 17, 2005

In Reply to: Get busy living or get busy dying posted by DRC 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".
I have forgot leaving my question. Ok, my question is "does that phrase mean that everyone is busy,and if he is not busy with his lives,he must be busy to die"?
that's right?

Thanks all

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