We often use this phrase “YOLO” (You Only Live Once) to engage in things we wouldn’t otherwise. It’s a way to explain to ourselves that what we’re doing is okay because one day we will die and we won’t get to do that thing again. I think YOLO is a wrong phrase to use and a bad lens to view life in. What if we used “YODO” (You Only Die Once) instead?
I know it doesn’t sound refreshing like the former does, and it’s not cute to use it in a sentence or in a conversation. But what if we used it in our thinking? We don’t live once, we live every single day; everyday is full of life, we get to do things we want, we get to make a choice of where our attention goes, we get to do something that we’ve always wanted to do, we get to live.
We live every day, we only die once!