YOLO, short for you only live once, is a line often used with negative intentions. Youths usually use it to encourage their mates to try out something they haven’t yet experimented on because “opportunities come once” and “YOLO.” Life is short, so do as much as possible. Forget good and evil; just do what you feel like doing. And that’s not an exclusively youth’s problem. Men and women everywhere do things they wouldn’t otherwise do in the name of “YOLO.”

Published in August 2016