The YOLO philosophy!!

Ok! Firstly, let me tell you what’s this YOLO philosophy.

You might have come across lot of philosophies in life but I’m sure you haven’t heard about this one.

This is the latest philosophy trending these days. It is an acronym for “You Only Live Once”.

It implies that one should enjoy life, even if that entails taking risks. The phrase and acronym are both used in youth culture and music, and were both popularized by the 2011 song “The Motto” by Canadian rapper Drake.



The followers of this philosophy believe in the noble idea of living life to the fullest and through their actions, convey that one should take risks in life because you probably won’t get another chance to do it. This motto pushes people to try something new, make spur-of-the-moment mistakes and live every day, like it’s their last.


In youth culture:
The phrase has achieved currency in youth culture. For example, a high school prank in Chicago, Illinois involved high school students chanting “YOLO”. Some people have graffitied “YOLO” on walls.It has become a popular Twitter hashtag.[16] Some youth have said that it is their motto,and actor Zac Efron has a tattoo with the acronym. The phrase and acronym are used in merchandise worn by teenagers such as hats and t-shirts.

YOLO in media:

YOLO, people! TOI 23 Feb 2014, 18:20 IST
That’s the acronym for You Only Live Once. A contender for the 2012 Oxford American Dictionary’s ‘word of the year’, the YOLO philosophy is gaining momentum and has become more popular than ever.


Last year, during census time in New Zealand, many citizens started a campaign to make this philosophy a religion, by filling out YOLO under the ‘religion’ section in their forms!



A research by University of Missouri, US, revealed when people realise that life is scarce, they focus more on positive things and appreciate everything around them. More importantly, they challenge their fears. Mandip Singh Soin, founder of an adventure travel company agrees, “My friend General Tindy Sharma, a YOLO follower, went parachute jumping at the age of 80! Even I live life on the edge. I have climbed Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa.

The YOLO philosophy is all about collecting great experiences, even if it means moving out of your comfort zone.I believes it is best to live life in the moment, by breaking a few rules. Despite the impulsive decision-making YOLO involves, it teaches us to stop fretting over little things. We nurture many wishful desires, which we don’t fulfill most of the time, but this philosophy helps us to break our guardedness and fulfill those desires without giving it much thought. It makes us question: what’s the worst that can happen, if I do this?





People who swear by this philosophy,tend to enjoy life to the fullest

>>So, make YOLO philosophy a part of your life as you only live once..take risks and enjoy life!! coz the day when you were born doesnt count but the day when you discover why you were born counts!!<<



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