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YOU. ONLY. LIVE. ONCE.
Transcript of YOU. ONLY. LIVE. ONCE.
What are the causes, effects, and overall significance of the social phenomenon of Y.O.L.O.? How does Y.O.L.O compare and contrast with our local community and school?
YOLO often portrays a negative relation for adolescents in society to excuse themselves for mindless decisions.
Some say YOLO is ruining adolescents lives by excusing them from their poor decisions made.
Others say that YOLO has inspired our younger generation in today's society.
LONG TERM: some decisions that are made while one uses the phrase YOLO, make a large impact in ones life. It can lead to unhealthy habits
SHORT TERM: In that moment the people in the situation usually are not fully thinking, not only because the adolecents brians cant fully process with the decision making, but also out of peer influence and instinct.
CAUSES and DEVELOPMENT of PHENOMENON
EFFECTS OF PHENOMENON
"LAW OF THE FEW"
"THE STICKINESS FACTOR"
"POWER OF CONTEXT"
FINAL ANALYSIS AND THESIS STATEMENT
The social phenomenon of the phrase Y.O.L.O. has blossomed in the last couple of years.
You Only Live Once,
the "so what?" phrase of our generation has become peoples anthems and motto's to live by.
-It is, in Latin terms, the
, or "seize the day" comment of our time.
- The Y.O.L.O. introduction came in the early 90's with the clothing line that had filed a trademark for Y.O.L.O gear.
-promotes living life to its fullest
-Began in the early 90's
-YOLO gear in 1993, and actor Adam Mesh
-Drakes hit song "The Motto"
-Became an excuse for society
-often, binge drinkers provide YOLO as an explanation as to why they do what they do
-Gladwell, Malcolm. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference. Boston: Little, Brown, 2000. Print.
-Public figures (Drake, Zac Efron, athletes, etc.)
Simply through the connectors the law of the few is effective; no geniuses or advertising companies had to really sell or persuade an excuse for actions .
-The stick was always there.
This Phenomenon required interaction and that is and application to the "stickiness factor."
-In Malcom Gladwell's
The Tipping Point
, he uses the evolution of children's television programs to provide the proof of effective interaction
-Adolescents are influenced 24/7 and in every situation an excuse or reasoning is given, this was a contextual excuse for other social phenomenons of the increasing drug use and individualistic point of view.
-Many people around us, especially our peers use or have used the phrase "YOLO" at some point.
In a local experiment a group and I analyzed the drive for participation in a school club or activity.
We created a fake food club and only advertised through posters.
our results of the advertising with posters were not very effective results.
-We concluded we needed a connector to establish a motivation in order for people to desire to join.
-We reached out to a friend of ours, who is a huge connector, and that's what the club needed was an influence and someone who could spread the word amongst many different groups in hopes that some from different cliques would attend, and they did.
THESIS: Although a "YOLO" philosophy creates an illusion of living life to its fullest, young adults who do so, may actually make negative choices for themselves.
1. Choices such as drugs and alcohol become habits.
2.Reminders of mortality promotes more reckless behavior
3.It becomes a societal excuse for unruly behavior.