Thursday, January 3, 2008
You only live once
I'm not very good at the whole eating right thing though. Last night I found a big juicy burger staring me in the face. I was trying to decide what to do about it when the popular phrase "you only live once" came to mind. I immediately began to eat the burger. After a moment, however, I paused to consider the implications of that phrase.
Typically, you say it just before doing something crazy, but that really doesn't make much sense. It would be more sensible to use the phrase to dissuade someone from doing something stupid.
"Hey, don't do that! You only live once, you idiot!"
Maybe if we lived more than once, we could use a similar phrase to inspire courage. I bet when cats are about to do something insane, they say to each other, "Do it you pansy, you live nine times."
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