I'm slow to pick up on every new fad or trend and even the expression between people expressing their fault "MY BAD" I didn't understand it at first and still don't use it. Something that is DOPE which is cool well I must be the most uncool cause I think people are a dope who say that LOL. The latest is YOLO or You Only Live Once, and comes from hip hop and pop songs. UNFORTUNATELY a) people use it the wrong way (in my opinion) and b) they don't recognize it is nothing new.
The old Schlitz beer commercials used to say, "You only go round once in this life, so you have to grab for all the gusto you can get." But I was thinking....
Do YOLO In Your Life The Right Way
The old expression from Schlitz or the new YOLO, both make an excellent point. Life needs to be understood as precious and short. You know this with a dying loved one or dying pet. Life is extremely valuable with who you love.
The hip hop songs make the error in thinking grabbing the gusto is do that stupid stuff now, live it up, be quite selfish actually. But the NOBLE way to do YOLO "as a good person that you inherently are" is to do meaningful things that have impact. Living a life of significance and not stupidity. A life that matters. Leaving some kind of legacy in the hearts and minds of people that think about you after you are gone. Change the world, YES YOU, one person, one act at a time. Be profound, not a footnote in history, or worse yet embarrassing or FORGOTTEN.
We are like a Swiss Army knife in the world, etching our MARK on the world with many tools, many gifts we have been uniquely blessed with. Use those gifts WISELY.
You only live once. MAKE IT COUNT!!!