In the article YOLO: Deconstructing Youth Culture, the YOLO (You Only Live Once) mentality has received criticisms from older generations. You cant blame those who lived and aged earlier than you, as YOLO (although it wasnt the term before) for them is indeed much more meaningful. Todays YOLO is usually associated with drugs, endless partying, and empty pockets and wallets.
Its alright to try things you think you wont experience when you start the rites of passage to adulthood. But remember that there should be a purpose behind every endeavor. Below are some of the things that may add purpose to your life.
Take Good Care of Your Body
Your body is the greatest instrument youll ever own. Use it in any way you can, but dont forget to take care of it. Its always better to savor the greatest moments of your life when your body has the strength to do it.Eat well. Sleep Well. Take a rest.
Be Part of What You Believe In
Life is a collection of beliefs, and its important that you uphold one thing or two. This could be anything. Be part of your Sunday school. Volunteer at soup kitchens. Be an art advocate. Supporting causes will help you understand more about human companionship and compassion.
Define Your Strengths
Youre not supposed to excel at everything, or else youll end up with no excellence. Define something youre good at and strive to improve it. This will help you build a career and a reputation. Ultimately, it will help you become self-sufficient.
Try to see the thin line between two things that appear to be the same. Talking is different from speaking. Hearing is different from listening. Most of all, existing is different from living.
Live for Now
The present is the only thing thats sure for you. Its faster than you think, so be sure to enjoy the things that come your way. Be spontaneous and dont miss out on it.
While these tips are meant to add meaning to life, choosing the way to live is still at your discretion. Just use these insights as your guiding principles.