Young adults across the nation are saying “YOLO,” tweeting “#YOLO” and breathing “YOLO.” The phrase covers the Internet and their school notebooks. But it’s not enough. YOLO’s motivation to live life to its fullest seems to be limited to just a small part of high-school-aged people in America. They do a sufficient job with promotion of this latest fad, yet it has somehow failed to catch on with the remainder of high schoolers or older generations.
One way to spread awareness and reach those who have yet to know YOLO’s influence is by frequently updating Facebook statuses and letting Twitter followers know whenever you live your life according to YOLO standards. Teens have already broadened the spectrum of YOLO activities by enlightening friends of ground-breaking activities such as “Watching an R-rated movie #YOLO” or “Going to Denny’s with no makeup on. YOLO.”
This generation has also shed light on the fact that to follow YOLO, one doesn’t have to limit it to serious things like volunteering in third-world countries or working to achieve life goals as previously thought. Activities like underage drinking, doing drugs or partying too hard and breaking Grandma’s vase are included in YOLO standards of today. One could even participate in more audacious activities like Parkour.
In order to fully convert your life into one all about YOLO though, partaking in daring things is just not enough. You definitely shouldn’t bother with your perfect attendance record or your GPA at school. It’s not that important to educate yourself to take on the future. Colleges won’t mind. They surely understand YOLO.
So, keep this lifestyle alive and thriving. Go ahead and test how long it’ll take to get from your roof to your trampoline when you’re bored this weekend. We’ll be smashing mailboxes. #YOLO
ON BEHALF OF THE EDITORIAL STAFF