YOLO = You only live once
YANS = You are not special
Here is one of my favorite quotes from Mr. McCullough's commencement speech:
"We have of late, we Americans, to our detriment, come to love accolades more than genuine achievement. We have come to see them as the point. And we're happy to compromise standards or ignore reality if we suspect that's the quickest way or only way to have something to put on the mantle piece, something to pose with, crow about, something with which to leverage ourselves into a better spot on the social totem pole."