Come to think of it, YOLO is similar

Come to think of it, YOLO is similar to carpe diem. I would consider YOLO as the more modern, or layman rendition of the Latin phrase. Let’s do an in depth analysis. Carpe diem literally means ‘enjoy the day’ or ‘pluck the day’. It is popularly translated as ‘seize the day’ or ‘seize the moment’. Carpe diem is originally a phrase from a Latin poem by Horace. All this happened quite some time ago so, it’s still a miracle carpe diem is being used today.The urban dictionary defines YOLO as the ‘abbreviation for you only live once’ which is usually the ‘dumbasses’ excuse for something stupid they did’ and is ‘one of the most annoying abbreviations ever’. Additionally, the urban dictionary adds that it is ‘ “carpe diem” for stupid people’. YOLO has come under intense flak for its overuse in youth culture and the sheer fact that it sounds way dumber than ‘carpe diem’ or ‘memento mori’. While many people swear by their age-old latin phrases, YOLO may not disappear from the limelight anytime soon. Which one do you prefer?


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