I suppose I believe something like this:

(1) Go for your dreams, because we're all dead after our sub-100 year stint on this planet. May as well make the most of it.

(2) But be practical while you're doing it, so you'll be able to sleep at night (and hopefully able to avoid living like a pauper in old age).

(3) At the same time, enjoy every moment, because you may be dead tomorrow.
Today, in the context of discussing being naughty or nice and how this can help a young one receive gifts from Santa Claus at Christmas, Max said, "Ya, I was good. Good equals zero pieces of naughty."

Can you tell we've been practicing math recently?
Esmé started crawling yesterday, on my birthday. What a nice gift.