Whilst not exactly what you're talking about, the word 'sati' means mindfulness, and implies a pre-conceptual mindful awareness of the current moment.
It is also devoid of the "live for the moment and damn the consequences" type of thinking that your other draft quotation might infer, which is most certainly not Buddhist in its meaning.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)