I don't know if I'm talking to someone like me, or myself. We get so wrapped up in being "reasonable" that we start feeling as if we do something purposeless, we're being wasteful.
But isn't that the point of life? To experience this beautiful gift while you've got it? It's okay to be a little hemmed in, but honestly, sometimes we just have to think outside the box. It's what our characters do. It's how we learn to be brave and bold, in small ways, so we can build characters that do more than we ever dreamed.