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Jack Black On YOLO [Pic]

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Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Friday, June 1, 2012 4:19:20 AM
The difference is that YOLO gives you an excuse for getting a bad tattoo and putting it on Facebook.
"It's a crap tattoo but hey, YOLO"

"Carpe Diem" isn`t about getting away with being stupid. Seizing the day doesn`t mean being an idiot.

Female, 30-39, Europe
 2597 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:09:19 PM
Not much I remember from school, but some of us have and do study the classics.

Yes, I did too. "Dulce et Decorum est" is one of the other phrases that he originated, and that other much later writers popularised; it seems strangely apt for Americans today.

However, getting back on topic, whilst I'm sure that it wasn`t her intention, Mrs "actually, I learned it from the Brady Bunch, so there" down below added weight to my theory that most people born in the latter third of the twentieth century will not have been introduced to the concept of carpe diem by reading the original high-brow source text, but rather by more populist media, in just the same way as "YOLO" became widely-known through populist media. Which is why Jack Black is misguided for saying that "YOLO is Carpe Diem for stupid people" - most people who know the concept these days didn`t come to it through particularly intellectual sources.

Male, 50-59, Europe
 4475 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:16:17 PM
Diem-me, what a load of carpe

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 151 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:13:33 PM

Most people understand that "Carpe Diem" is popularly translated into "Sieze the Day". Personally, I don't even know what Robin Williams movie you`re referring to and I know Carpe Diem. The fact that you automatically assume he got it from a movie, when it could have come from a multitude of other sources, is asinine. Please. Crawl back under your rock.

Female, 50-59, Europe
 5575 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:11:09 AM
Not much I remember from school, but some of us have and do study the classics.

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