Well we certainly have our share of ridiculous terms these days... When did you first decide we needed them? Which one of these did you decide we needed first?
Not completely with you on this. Most individuals are not consciously present of the moment, so I think the phrase is useful when reminding ourselves to be conscious “in the moment”. An illustration of this: I have a friend who has lived here for 20 years. The Imperial Sand Dunes are about 15 miles west of where she lives. You can see these dunes from the top of the hill on 1st Street heading west...between the tops of the trees in the distance and below any clouds that might (rarely) be there. One day in the car, I said, “I always get a thrill when I see the dunes from here” and she said she had never noticed. She drives that street nearly every day and in 20 years never noticed that you can see the dunes. Most of us are unaware of our surroundings and what is going on either outside, or inside, ourselves. We must make an effort to BE “in the moment” and appreciate it, for whatever it is.