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My Hand Tattoos Don’t Hold Me Back

My Hand Tattoos Don't Hold Me Back

I had threatened my friends and family for a while that I was going to get a YOLO tattoo. They thought I was joking. In that I thought it would be spectacularly funny, I was joking, but nonetheless I knew I was going to get the tattoo eventually. I think everyone’s prescient enough to know that “you only live once” was a well-known phrase well before Drake made it into an acronym, and the idea that you only have so much time and you should use it wisely had become a core tenet of my life after I started studying the art of Felix Gonzalez-Torres (who made his best work while he was dying) and becoming an atheist in 2012.

Then I heard about the internet acronym FBGM in January of 2013 — it means “Fuck Bitches, Get Money,” or, in other (more elegant) words, “do away with distractions and follow your greatest pursuits.” It’s in the same vein as YOLO in asserting that you should use your resources the best you can. A friend of mine told me she’d seen it tattooed on the side of someone’s smoking finger, which I thought was absolutely brilliant. Keep reading »

YOLO Has Wormed Its Way Onto The Tufts University Application

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FOMO (feeling of missing out) and its antidote, YOLO (you only live once — a saying popularized by Drake’s Twitter feed), have officially infiltrated popular culture. Those affected most deeply by this “if you are not living, you are missing out” mentality are the millennials who grew up steeped to the eyeballs in the internet, a constant reminder that what everyone else is doing is BETTER. Keep reading »

Katie Couric Is Young, Hip & YOLO-ing

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In case you weren’t aware, after Katie Couric stepped down as anchor of the “CBS Nightly News,” she announced that she would star in a nationally syndicated talk show, and is now realeasing some details about just what that show will include. Part of the package? The now famous phrase “YOLO” (You Only Live Once). Keep reading »

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