Molly Hunter

Carpe Diem: A quiet protest against a fast-paced society

Bachelor of Design with Honours

Why has a lack of time, and having too much work on our plates become the pervading theme of our age? The great irony is that in our race to save time, we have generated a whirlwind in which we are all entangled. We are so anxious to live for the future that we forget to live in the present. Life without leisure is a grinding mechanical existence organised around doing things necessary for survival. We do not lack the opportunities to play. The world is continually inviting us to do it.

It is a matter of re-evaluating our mindset. Modern western culture celebrates success, productivity and busyness. I made the magazine Carpe Diem as a quiet protest against this debilitating trend. The publication doesn’t suggest making drastic lifestyle changes. It is about slowing down and finding balance in our fast-paced society. Carpe Diem celebrates play and provides real and tangible ways to incorporate enriching practices to live a fuller life and become a fuller human being.
Block 12 Level E