Good and Bad, Mostly Bad, Ways to Fill Your Empty Soul: #37 Learn to Pick Locks


What it Entails:

Pressure under fire. Sure you could take a course, or practice in your own home, but that’s not fun, that’s not impressive. You need to go big. You need to be bold.

Go to seedy dive bars. Meet seedy people. Join their crew. After multiple nights of ill-advised boasting, find yourself with a set of lock picks in your hands, a door in front of you and a cadre of eager criminals crouched behind you ready to rampage through a building. Security guards optional.

1. Potential to enrich oneself.
2. Get to outrun a security guard.
3. You’ll make new friends.

1. They aren’t good friends.
2. Once you’ve picked the lock your “Friends” may well view you as expendable.
3. Potential gateway to a life of crime.

Good and Bad, Mostly Bad, Ways to Fill Your Empty Soul: #36 Build an Environmentally Friendly Tiny Home


What it Entails:

Decide that the planet is more important than your comfort. This is admirable.

Take the baffling next step of acting on this decision. Sell your home. Research. Endless hours of research. So many decisions choices that you weren’t even aware of. Should you build it yourself? Should you build it on wheels? Should you use pre-made plans or go the custom route? Should you buy a used trailer?

It’s about now that you realize that selling your home was a mistake.

1. If it’s on wheels, you can take your home anywhere.
2. Lack of property tax.
3. So, so, so much less space to clean.

1. Dawning realization that the planet isn’t more important than your comfort.
2. Lack of privacy. Your home is now so small that you can’t even escape yourself.
3. So much body odor, so little space.