Today my husband and I combed through the house and threw out a bunch of shit we didn’t need, didn’t want, or have been pretending to need and want for years but never use.
And suddenly I don’t feel like I live in a shit hole of squalor. It’s a nice feeling. We even organized things. And vacuumed Cheerios out of the couch crevices!Â (Okay, we didn’t vacuum the Cheerios, really, but the rest of the house is so clean I don’t even think about the cereal and rat bodies hiding in my cushions.)
Shame we can’t do the same with the world. Just do away with the things we don’t need or want or outgrown. References to Wakefield as a credible expert? Trash. Wayne’s World jokes? Trash. Blinky tags on websites? Ehhh… storage. Wait, haven’t used them in 2 years. Trash.
What would you get rid of? What should skeptics, as a group, get rid of? Anything worth re-purposing? Are you really going to fix and paint that table or can I PLEASE just curb it?
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