The YOLO Excuse
"You Only Live Once"
One of the #1 "reasons" given to abandon strength and give in to weakness.... I've been hearing this one ALL THE TIME lately, particularly from folks around my age.
*When deciding, after that monster dinner out, whether or not to order that giant dessert... "YOLO" and they order it.
*When evaluating whether to go on a run and get fitter or binge Netflix... "YOLO" and they Netflix and chill.
*When deciding whether to pursue a goal or to give up and fall back on a more secure, easier path... "YOLO" why make life hard?
*When deciding whether or not to buy those cookies or some veggies... "YOLO" and they buy the damn cookies.
The theme here is to use YOLO as an excuse to engage in behaviors that result in "short term" gratification at the expense of "long term" gratification.
*If you follow this line of logic too far, this is a path that guarantees failure. One will never reach long term goals because that attitude results in the welcome acceptance of procrastination and excuses in order to have some fleeting and meaningless short term benefit. You could have all the potential in the world and accomplish next to nothing in life with this mindset.
Let me offer a different take on this YOLO...
*If you only live once, shouldn't you try as hard as you can to accomplish your goals and dreams?
"Am I going to hit snooze and sleep in or get the hell out of bed?"
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