Wang, deciding to snooze the day instead.
According to his roommate Trevor Sell, a large poster reading “Carpe Diem” greeted LSA junior Nathan Wang when he awoke at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
Wang then reportedly scrolled through ESPN and Facebook for about two hours, checking up on his favorite teams and classmates.
“At one point the Wi-Fi went out, which was totally demoralizing for him,” said Sell. “But just when he was about to call it a day and go back to bed, he looked at that poster and decided to refresh the page a few more times. Minutes later he was back to looking through the profile pics of that girl from his English class—it’s amazing what he can get done with a little determination.”
The poster, which features the motivational Latin aphorism meaning “seize the day” superimposed over the silhouette of a mountain climber at Everest’s peak, was what Sell called an “impulse purchase” made at the most recent Michigan Union poster sale.
“It’s really changed the way Nate talks about his life. He says things like ‘nothing worth having comes easy—so at the end of the day or maybe mid-afternoon, it all comes down to what you do to get yourself closer to your goals,’” commented Sell.
“Of course, he doesn’t want to push too hard, or he might end up burnt out. Which is why he went to a friend’s place to chill before class,” added Sell.
“I think the poster was a good investment for Nate—just one look at his “Be the Change You Want to See in the World” phone background gets him ready to make the most of those final three hours of daylight.”