Yes, this is a rant. Brace yourselves.So, for those who don't already know what I'm talking about, YOLO is an abbreviation of "You only live once," a phrase that's been around for a while but only really started making the rounds a couple years back thanks to rap artist Drake.Why is it stupid? Context.Let me introduce you to a much older phrase. Maybe you've heard this one: Carpe diem.Or more fully, Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero – "Seize the Day, putting as little trust as possible in the next (day/future)." And this is where that Context thing comes in.Carpe diem is encouragement to sieze opportunities as they arise, to make the most of yourself and life. YOLO however, is shorthand for a cultural excuse to do whatever you feel like because, hurr durr, you only live once. Unless y'know, you believe in reincarnation in which case stop reading and slap yourself now if you've ever said yolo.See the difference? One encourages personal growth, to be more tomorrow than you were today, to move forward in the best and brightest direction possible. This is something we should all strive for, even if we don't go around with #carpediem on our twitters. The other is pretty much the opposite of that. "Do whatever you want because tomorrow doesn't matter."Which are you? The one who strives to be the best version of yourself each day? Or the stupid one?You may be an intelligent, reasonable person, but say "yolo" and you'll still sound like a complete moron. So don't. It's stupid, and you sound dumber for having used it.