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
"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)