Part of the context of any desire or value is the knowledge of what would be the long-range consequences of achieving it, what it would do to the total of your life. The concept of “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die,” has one crucial flaw: we don’t die tomorrow. — Barbara Branden. Think as if Your Life Depends on It: Principles of Efficient Thinking and Other Lectures (p. 148). Kindle Edition.