This recent tweet from John Roderick has really stuck with me. It’s a perfect concrete example of all the little choices we have to make between short term gain and long-term benefit.
johnroderick I’m out of coffee filters. If I get up and go to the store I may as well go to a cafe. Buying filters only helps Future John. And fuck him.
So this year, I’m scaling back on the grandios promises. Instead, I’m simply going to draw of picture of future Todd, keep it in my wallet, and try not to stick it to him too much. Sorry present Todd, but you’ve had your year.