The 3 Stages...

It’s the latter meaning of YOLO that originally skyrocketed the phrase into the party scene. The first evolution of YOLO justified irresponsible decisions. Breaking it down in this context, the meaning behind YOLO went something more along the lines of “I’m only going to live once, so I may as well have as much fun for as long as possible. Why care about consequences?” Carried in this phrase is an underlying feeling of anxiety and cynicism about an uncertain future. Hollering YOLO with a red cup in your hand can only live for so long though. YOLO devolved into a sarcastic and ironic joke just as quickly as it rose to popularity. Anyone YOLO’ing in today’s day and age certainly looks like a MoFo.


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