A Vintage Poster

Y. O. L. O.

YOLO. You Only Live Once. I stumbled upon this expression as I was browsing my news feed. When I learned what it meant, I was inspired by the message. That is why I have this reminder on a poster displayed at the door of my room which I ordered from A Vintage Poster. This is to remind me each and every time that I would only roam this planet once so I might as well make the most out of it.

For me, YOLO means to seize the moment. It is a reminder for me to be bold. Be daring. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain. Life is too short for you to stay on the sidelines. If things do not turn out as planned, do not regret the choices that you made because you gained experience and learned from them and that is what is more important.

YOLO reminds me to be good to others. Do as much good as possible. Be kind to others. Let bygones be bygones.  Again, life is too short to let negativity reign in our hearts and minds. When we do good things to others, good things will also come our way. Or maybe not since that is not a guarantee. But at the end of each day, you will have a peace of mind that you were able to help other people or at least you did not aggravate anyone.

Lastly, YOLO for me is a reminder that we don’t take anything with us when we die. Do not focus on material things. Rather, divert their energy on spending time with your loved ones and do what you want to do. Those moments are priceless and the memories that you make together are what really lasts even after you have left this life.

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