Ever witnessed something jump the shark after it's already been dead and buried? In haphazard attempt to be that cool, weed-smoking professor, Tufts University actually asked applicants to pen an essay describing what the term "YOLO" means to them? We are dead serious, folks. Worse, so are they:
The ancient Romans started it when they coined the phrase "Carpe diem." Jonathan Larson proclaimed "No day but today!" and most recently, Drake explained You Only Live Once (YOLO). Have you ever seized the day? Lived like there was no tomorrow? Or perhaps you plan to shout YOLO while jumping into something in the future. What does #YOLO mean to you?
"YOLO" was officially retired last year, even though it was really over in 2011 when Drake released "The Motto" as a single. Why did Tufts feel the need to resurrect it, only to kill it again? Also, it will never be a "Carpe diem" or "Semper Fi," so just let it rest in peace. At the same time, this kind of makes you envious (or flat out angry) that your college essay wasn't as easy or simply ridiculous. Unless, of course, it was.