The dumbest thing I loathe to do is brush my teeth at night. I don't mind doing it in the morning, but at night I always make sure to do it for 2 full minutes, and every night I dread it. How lame is that?
When you start to cook, as when you begin to live, you think that the point is to improve the technique until you end up with something perfect, and that the reason you haven’t been able to break the cycle of desire and disillusion is that you haven’t yet mastered the rules. Then you grow up, and you learn that that’s the game.
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker