You Only Live Once

  • A poster recently made the comment that Vatican Saying 14 reminded him of YOLO - You Only Live Once. I'm convinced that if people firmly grasped that they do indeed only live once, Stoicism and Supernatural Religion (but I am being redundant) would never take root and grow. I looked for a video to serve as a reminder of that theme without much success. There are parts of "You Only Live Twice" that are right in line with VS14, and parts ("don't think of the danger" / over-romanticism of sexual relations) that are not.

    But most of us here who have any grasp of the philosophy should have no trouble filtering that out: (PD 8 - No pleasure is a bad thing in itself, but the things which produce certain pleasures entail disturbances many times greater than the pleasures themselves. VS 71. Question each of your desires: “What will happen to me if that which this desire seeks is achieved, and what if it is not?”)

    Are there other works of art (songs / videos) that can help us illustrate that we only live once? In the meantime we can apply our filters and appreciate the good parts of You Only Live Twice (which is a cute way of saying "once.")