I liked Seth Miller’s post about flying JetBlue on his birthday for no particular reason other than the fact that it made him happy. He boarded a plane, flew for an hour, and then turned around and went back.
“It was a cheap flight. My round-trip fare was about $60 plus $10 for the MTA to get back and forth to the airport. And it meant I’d get to spend some time flying, looking out the window at the world below.”
Why are you doing this, sir?
Because it’s fun.
The story reminds me of when I’d spend a ton of time flying to random places like Mauritania or Latvia. I never boarded a flight and turned right around after landing, but sometimes the amount of time getting there and back would exceed the amount of time on the ground.
Some people questioned this: “What’s the point? Why do that?” But I enjoyed it and it made sense to me, so I didn’t care what other people thought.
You don’t need to take a poll to decide what makes you happy, especially on your birthday. You should decide for yourself, and then you should do that.
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