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A phrase that really is starting to aggravate me; dear I say it “grinds my gears” is the meme YOLO. YOLO, which stands for You Only Live Once, has been driving me crazy ever since I first heard it spoken. It seems like a lot of people are just using it as an excuse to do whatever they want and ignore the consequences. They would do the stupidest thing imaginable and when that small bit of reason whispers in the back of their mind they rationalize with themselves “you only live once” and proceed to do what they know is a bad idea without taking heed of the possible outcome. For example, someone would go online and see a Youtube Challenge and proceed to try and do it, knowing that there is risk involved in doing so. I know that this shouldn’t bother me; for it is someone else’s problem. However, it is just frustrating to see other intelligent people make dumb decisions that can affect others all because of a single phrase–YOLO– and that really grinds my gears.