The motto is so real, but is it so worth it? Yes, we only live once.
But YOLO can mean one of two things: you only live once, so do
something you have never done before (that might be idiotic or
embarrassing); or it can mean you only live once, so make mindful
choices that you will be happy with later. I think I choose the
But They Said, Have it Your Way
The easiest decisions are always the ones that cost you nothing now,
but a lot later. I’m very quickly reminded of my college years—when I
applied for my first credit card. It was so easy and I was quickly
approved for $500. Weeks, then months went by… swipe, swipe, and
swipe! Before I knew it, I couldn’t keep up with the payments and
those bills piled up fast.
I was living in the moment, and it was so easy. You get the idea;
there are plenty of other decisions we make that we just don’t think
through because YOLO. Like jumping into a relationship with someone we
hardly know because YOLO. Or, hanging out with that friend that always
gets us into no good—YOLO!
What Would the Wise Man Say?
Living in the moment and enjoying life can be good things. That is
true when the things we do add value to our lives. Because we only
live once, we need to treasure that time and cultivate a life that
builds us up. Sometimes that will mean we have to wait a while for
what we want.
YOLO means get it now, but the wise man would say it is so much better
to get the best even if it isn’t the easiest. I want to live the YOLO
lifestyle where I can be grateful for what I have, and be mindful of
Verses to reflect
Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalm 90:12
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is
beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is
constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23
Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be
counted among the wise. Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it
is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:20-21