The secret to a productive, streamlined, regret-free life? Ask yourself “Why the f*** would I do that?” and ask it often. That’s according to Francisco Dao, who sums it up nicely in a great little piece echoing a lot of the same sentiments I’d been harboring for past few years. Things I’d grown less and less tolerant of, things I barely used to notice before, are now sticking out like sore thumbs, things I try to avoid at all cost.
People will sometimes say to me, “You need a pet.” and the little voice inside my head asks, “Why the fuck do I need a pet?” I have yet to come up with a good reason that would offset the hassles of picking up dog shit or vacuuming up cat hair, so no pet for me.