He wanted to know the answer simply for the sake of having the answer, not really caring what that answer was, or how useful the information would be, or even if the answer was correct. His interest in the answer was similar to his interest in how often he clipped his fingernails, a thought which came to him each time he sat down with his nailclipper. Ten days, two weeks? He once thought of marking the date of his nail clipping on the calendar, but worried that someone would think of this as obsessive. Perhaps, he had thought, he could write a code for the clipping that only he would understand, but quickly dismissed that thought since it would prove his obsession. So while he never thought the effort to obtain the nail clipping frequency answer was worthwhile, he still wanted to know, if for no other reason than he didn’t like coming up with a question that he couldn’t answer.

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