What the heck is a #yolo or YOLO? It’s a term used by the younger generation which is simply:
You Only Live Once
and it seems to be used to explain some very odd behavior by some normally sane folks. This expression also flies in the face of a lot of organized religion (not to mention the complete opposite of Samsara but that is for another story (maybe all these YOLO folks will return as banana slugs?)).
If you want to jump out of a plane (with a parachute hopefully) or jump off a bridge (again presumably with a bungee cord connected), go ahead (I won’t be doing this), however here are some YOLOs I have seen financially that causes the BCM left eyebrow (the frugal eyebrow) to raise sharply:
- Bought a big screen TV that I am now enjoying while watching the Olympics #yolo Yeh, that’s really YOLO, blow a lot of money you don’t have, to then watch a bunch of other folks exercise and excel physically. Maybe you should go out and start a new sport and try to get in the Olympics?
- Got a BMW I deserve it #yoloThat is very true, if you are in debt and you can’t afford your lifestyle, there is nothing like adding more debt onto the fire (much like adding gasoline to a fire makes it much better). I realize many BMW owners are frugal folks, I simply ridicule the “wannabe” BMW owners.
- Got an Amex Platinum Card makes me feel rich #yoloSure that’s a great idea, get a credit card that you can’t afford to buy things that you can’t afford, I can see the YOLO in that idea, no problem!