I saw a hand reach in through the window and snatch at my phone, startled, I moved away and he missed by mere inches, he calmly jogged away and out of the traffic just like a pedestrian crossing the road probably thinking to himself “oh shit! I didn’t get that, oh well, tomorrow’s another day. And nobody has a right to criticize my means of making a living, I must survive.” “After all, you only live once”
But I say… as he jogged back through traffic, a car could have run him over… If I had been prepared, I could have grabbed his hand and told my dad to drive and drag him along the road for a bit just to punish him (hahaha I kno! Twisted mind) … He could have stolen from someone and gotten caught and become the victim of a mob. “You only die once”
They had all gone to the beach, had fun, drank quite a lot, partied hard until really late. He’s driving but he’s had the most to drink because “he doesn’t really get drunk”. Nobody’s thinking about it though, everybody’s just having fun. Driving away from the beach, he pretended to want to slam into a couple of people, accelerating hard towards them and braking just short of hitting them, they’re all laughing and throwing insults at people. Everybody’s just having fun. “After all, you only live once”
But I say… what if the brake had failed or his feet had slipped and he had hit someone, what if in hurling insults at people, they had insulted someone that could have made them very sorry, what if they had been involved in an accident as a result of the alcohol and general excitement?
“You only die once”
You might go through life all careful and shit, not having too much fun, not taking too many chances… And die tomorrow.
You might go through life having way too much fun, taking every chance you get, speaking everything that’s on your mind… And live a hundred years to deal with the consequences.
YOLO vs YODO… My opinion is no one argument wins.
Which would you choose?
#teamYOLO or #teamYODO
©Adeola Matemilola 2012
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