I don’t want to optimize for work, and I don’t want to optimize for family time. I want to optimize for life. I get one life and I don’t want to look back at 90 yelling I regret doing or not doing something. I always try to keep that end in mind. So I try to live life backwards in the sense of, where do I really want to go and how do I get there?
— Shane Parish, AMA on Farnam Street Learning Community (January 2020)