Get rid of “should”


There are a lot of things we think we should do.

Because a family member said so.

Because we saw it in a movie.

Because it’s what all our friends are doing.

But what if you don’t want to?

Why should you?

Should isn’t some legally binding pact.

It’s opinions, it’s pressure and they’re powerful.

But they can’t force you in the end.

So maybe just do what you want.



William Liao

Taiwanese American, daily blogger of ideas about impactful work in service of others, photographer (