Sometimes things come along and you aren’t sure how to react to them. Some things you should definitely be cautious about, but if no one is going to be hurt in the process, I say go for it.
Here are some things you should say YOLO to.
I did not apply to be a writer for The Odyssey because I see myself as an amazing writer with all the knowledge that you fine people need to know. I did it to prove to myself that I could. It’s fun and always interesting to try to come up with a new topic every week.
Doing something just to say you did
I’m not talking about something crazy or life threatening. I’m also not talking about something that would get you into trouble, just something funny that people can laugh about or be amazed at when you tell them about it. Last year I was sitting in my dorm room and I decided to see what it took to become and ordained minister online. About five minutes later I was reading a confirmation email explaining my ordination. And about a week ago I got another email congratulating me on being an ordained minister for a year. I haven’t officiated any weddings or anything, but when I tell people I’m always sure to get a laugh.
Getting ice cream
Or really any food (especially late at night). You know you want to get some frozen custard after the long day you had. Do it. I’m telling you that it’s ok.
Whether it's standing up for something you believe in or talking to someone new you should just realize that it's always better to say it than to wish you had later. If someone says something mean or they say something that you don’t appreciate stand up to them. If you know the answer to something that others are clearly confused about, show off your knowledge. Even trying a new haircut or something like that. What’s the worst that could happen?
Road trips with your besties
As long as you have the time and the money you should definitely go for it. Never say no to a road trip.
When you say to yourself, “you only live once” you are allowing yourself to be open to new experiences. I’m sure that there are plenty of other new things to try that I left off this list. I would like to add that saying Yolo is not an excuse to go out and do something really dumb that could negatively affect yourself or others. Just go live a little and have some fun. YOLO