If there’s any saying that has been more harmful in this generation, it would have to be “YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE”.
“Doing that will put me into several years of debt… but you only live once.”
“I know drinking/eating/taking part of that will put me in danger… but you only live once.”
And so, let’s put that into a healthier perspective by making a habit that whenever we go into our “YOLO” mode, we also go into “YODO” mode.
Yes, we only live once, but you also die once. What legacy are you leaving? How will this decision affect the quality of life long-term? How much will making this decision affect what you can sacrifice for the good of others?
In decisions that affect both now and the future, always remember: you only die once.