There are 2 kinds of people in this world, the YOLO’s and the YODO’s. For those who have been living under a rock, YOLO stands for ‘You Only Live Once’ while YODO practically screams ‘You Only Die Once’. People who live at the very edge of each spectrum have been known to live, well, very much on the edge. So much so that they put their lives in danger.
So what is it that extreme YOLO enthusiasts do that has them staring into the face of death?
1.They Indulge In Extreme Sports
Case in point, Nobukazu Kuriki, 36, lost 9 fingertips on his previous expedition before finally succumbing to the cold on his last attempt. Then we have Dutch teenager Vera Mol who, before her rope was secured, plunged to her death at 17 after she misheard her bungee jumping instructor.
2. They Attempt Selfies at The Most Dangerous Places
Episode 2 of Hello shared that 259 cases of death from selfies were reported globally within the past 6 years. In fact, a whopping 72% of its victims were from males and under the age of 30. The leading causes are from drowning, followed by automobile accidents and falling from height.
3. They Take Unnecessary Risks
Such risks include:
· Swimming with sharks. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the danger here.
· Jumping in front of an oncoming train. Only action movie stars survive stunts like these ok?
· Shoplifting. Are you out of your *bleep* mind?!
In all honesty, people who live and breathe YOLO are just trying to live life to what they believe is the fullest. But what they don’t think of is that we all only die once too.
Now on the other side of the extreme, we have the YODOs. These people are not only extremely kiasu, they are also the epitome of kiasi. So how extreme can these YODOs be until they too can endanger their lives?
1. They Fear Death Way Too Much
They freak out over sniffles and coughs and they avoid you like a plague if you’re sick. If possible, they’d walk around in a sanitized plastic bubble wrap all day long.
2. They Worry Constantly About Their Safety
They never leave their houses with their IDs (they carry a photocopy instead), they don’t carry a phone (what if some thug eyes my Nokia 6310?) and the most they’ll carry is probably 10 ringgit. And oh, they won’t drive because someone might steal their car so they’d rather walk and risk being knocked over by cars instead.