Blog Post by: Thoughts with Sass.
Please be aware that not completing your homework, not packing away the dishes or boogying at a club cannot be excused by the caption YOLO. You’re embarrassing yourself and the people that have to be connected to you. Spare us, please.
If you aren’t familiar with the term, consider yourself lucky. Unfortunately, it doesn’t stand for You Only Look Once. A shame, because I happen to think that’s sort of catchy. Beats ‘You Only Live Once’. Yes, that’s what the acronym stands for. And yes, it’s as stupid as it sounds. Of course, that isn’t stopping people from lapping it up.
Now, at face value, it makes sense. You do only live once in this world. We’re given this one life to create our life in the Hereafter. You have one opportunity to reserve your castle in Jannah (InShaAllah). One chance to succeed. So why not make the most of it? Rack up those good deeds and kick off those bad ones (Real reason why it was created).
But, naturally, we’re plenty rebellious. So we comprehended it as you only live once so go wild *fake cheer*.
Five young friends lost their lives while drinking and driving. This is a true story, by the way. The driver was tweeting about drinking alcohol in the car, then getting behind the wheel and then speeding, all while using the Hashtag #YOLO. He eventually ran a red light, lost control of the car, hit a wall, and killed everybody in the car. “Shame, let them live their one life”.
There’s no drive for uprightness. The desire for respect is lost. Chastity is replaced by promiscuity. Principle falls to lawlessness. Honour meets humiliation. And obscenity trumps decency.