I am a huge Drake fan. I have nearly every song of his on my iPod, with only a few exceptions. One of which? The Motto.
I can’t deal with it. Anytime I hear someone say “YOLO” (if you’re lucky enough not to know, YOLO equates to “you only live once”) I can’t help but roll my eyes a teeny bit.
I think the concept for a song about a life motto is clever, but the extent people have taken it is too far. I personally don’t happen to find the humor in such uses as “eating a cheeseburger…YOLO!” I understand you only live once, which is very true, yet chances are you will not die tomorrow.
YOLO has become an excuse for anything sinful in life, from eating badly to committing a crime. I’m don’t think the cops will really let you off because Drake “told you” to steal that car, though they may appreciate the humor in your answer!
Buzzfeed posted a list today of ten phrases you can say instead of YOLO. While some are just as painful, almost anything is better than chanting “The Motto”. Especially since a lot of them are in a different language… I mean what isn’t more awesome in a foreign language? Bonus: none of these sound like frozen yogurt gone awry!
Check out a few of their suggestions in the gallery below, or find the entire list here. My personal favorite? Carpe Diem. And that phrase was around way before Drake ever decided to be catchy!
Lovelies, what is your feeling about YOLO? Would you use any of these alternatives instead?
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