I have seen YOLO around a lot lately in blogs, newspaper articles, magazines. In case you don’t know, the acronym YOLO stands for You Only Live Once. Trouble is, it’s not just a cute phrase that people can use to be cool and hip and timely – it’s actually true. You do only live once. Some of us live a long time, like my grandmother who just turned 100, and some of us don’t, like my cousin who just died at 42. Many people die much younger than that. I just turned 40 last week and while I would like to live until I was 100 years old or more, the truth is that I don’t know if I will. I exercise, I eat right… but who knows? No one does.
So remember, you do actually only live once. Whether you believe something happens afterwards or not is a different conversation to have. I believe that our time here is, in fact, the only time we are given. So what are you going to do with the years you are given? There may not be a tomorrow or “later”; what will you do today?
I believe we do NOT only live once. There is too much evidence in my opinion that we ALL come back again and again.
Old Souls by Tom Shroder
Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot.
There is so much evidence for past lives and reincarnation I can’t dismiss it. We all have our own belief system and I’m not dismissing anyone’s. This is simply what I believe.
Whether we live onc or a thousand lives or there is an afterlife, we should all appreciate and make the very best of EVERYDAY!!
Excellent post, thanks!
Well said David. It’s important to stop whatever you’re working on and occasionally focus on the here and now.
Chris, there is absolutely no evidence that we live more than once and the “evidence” you’re talking about isn’t evidence at all. The fact that you’d like to believe in reincarnation doesn’t mean it’s real and until it can be proven my belief system says that the notion of reincarnation is bogus.
Chris, while I agree with you on the reincarnation thing, I think that’s sort of missing the point of the post. Seems like what David is really saying is more that we should cherish the time we are given and not waste it, which I think anyone will agree with, whether or not they believe in reincarnation.
Naw, I don’t for a minute expect to live beyond this one go round. I don’t think there was a life I lived before being me, either. The obligation is really to use the one life to do as much as possible to get the full karma going for as long as possible. Boy, humans are so cool, and sometimes not. But there is so much to it. I can’t get over it.
Take a good look, not just at Mitt Romney, but at everything. It’s not just jellybeans, it’s big, it’s great, it’s more than you know and all that you want.
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