YOLO!!!!!

6 Dec

Over the last year I became familiar with a new acronym.  Our digital culture loves acronyms! 

Have you heard of YOLO???  While YOLO is true, how should we think about it? 

From the Advent Conspiracy:

Quick question for you: What was the one gift you remember getting for Christmas last year?

Next question: What about the fourth gift? Do you remember that one?

Truth is many of us don’t because it wasn’t something we necessarily wanted or needed. Spending Less isn’t a call to stop giving gifts; it’s a call to stop spending money on gifts we won’t remember in less than a year. America spends around $450 billion dollars during the Christmas season, and much of that goes right onto a credit card. By spending wisely on gifts we free ourselves from the anxiety associated with debt so we can take in the season with a full heart.

But how do we do this?  And what does it really matter?  Why not just enjoy life?  YOLO!  Right? Have any ideas?  Come prepared to think and discuss deeply as Phil Bartelt teaches our Second Week of Advent theme: Spend Less.

(By the way, what is YOLO???)

One Response to “YOLO!!!!!”

  1. Lisa B December 6, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    I can pretty much tell my age based on how few acronyms I know. I now know YOLO. SMH confused me. Anyway, not the point.I have a love-hate relationship w ith gift giving. I tend to think if you know me well enough you shouldn’t have to ask what I want for Christmas. And I now realize how short my memory is when it comes to gifts.

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