One can hear it on college campuses nationwide, see it on thousands of facebook statuses and boldly #hashtagged all throughout the birdy world. Yes. Twitter. (Sometimes I think that cute little bird is singing some ugly messages, but I'll reserve that for a later post).
Pop culture star Drake created the 'hip' acronym Y.O.L.O, but its concept is way before his time, much less my own.
"Live every day like it's your last" originally written by who knows but recognized by just about everyone who reaches the developmental level to understand that really, life in this world is SHORT.
This is my only problem with society’s definition of YOLO: Much of contemporary society has excepted the definition as 'since we do only have one life to live, be as selfish or reckless as you can'.
Don't get your panties in a bunch. Allow me to keep it authentic without getting you hype.
Yes, I agree that part of life is about self-discovery and that some of us really needed to get lost in order to be found. I completely advocate having clean fun and I think that laughing is an essential part of living, almost to the point of breathing. The true issue lies in how the term is being interpreted...accepted...and now embraced.
People are behaving utterly selfish, reckless and egotistical because....they only live once. Some have accepted the business suit as a free pass and go to lose morals they were raised with at home. Some have given their precious bodies freely to the social media world...only that 'bad' once right? I can go on and on.
I am not here to judge or condemn, but I do hope to inspire people to begin thinking of this acronym differently. When one passes from this world they leave a mark. They leave a memory. They may leave a legacy.
Don't allow yourself to live this short life only centered around yourself. Help another. Reach out. Live your dreams without having to backstab anyone. Smile. Laugh. Cry. Thank GOD!
Since you do only live in this world ONCE, WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT IT?
|Just imagine being the only one in this only once world|