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When YOLO Becomes Self-Destructive

We seem to live in a day and age where destructive behavior is glorified and encouraged.    It’s posted all over social media sites and those behaviors are made even more popular by news stories that pick these up.

Don’t get me started on the reality shows that have made it cool to fight and wild out on other people, mess with married men/women or those in relationships, do harmful things to yourself, and etc.

Meanwhile, these behaviors are masking bigger issues.   Maybe they are reaching out for help.   You can’t tell me that you don’t sometimes worry about your friend that goes out to drink and takes home a different dude every night or the friend that jumps head first into chaotic situations without thinking it through.

People will let their friends/family members go down a path of utter chaos and not say anything but “YOLO” or “Hey, it’s 2015”.   People do need to live their lives the way they want to freely, but there are certain behaviors that you can’t ignore.

You have to be a good enough friend to say,  “Hey, you.  I know you don’t think this is a big deal, but this is unhealthy.”  And yeah, they probably won’t listen, but a good friend will at least be honest with that person and tell them they are doing too much.

We have to acknowledge unhealthy behaviors that could put one’s life and emotional stability at risk, not excuse them with a popular at the moment acronym.

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5 thoughts on “When YOLO Becomes Self-Destructive

  1. I love this! I’m all for “doing you” but doing “too much” is detrimental to the person screaming YOLO and anyone that enables them!

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