clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:


Jimmy Butler hates looking back so much he literally took the rearview mirrors off his car

This Chicago Magazine profile of the Bulls' Jimmy Butler is full of fun facts -- his friends pay for strangers' groceries, he signed his college letter of intent in a McDonald's -- but one in particular stands out:

... he loathes reliving the past—so much so that he has removed the rearview mirror on his car (yes, really) as a symbolic reminder to never look back.

What!? I can appreciate taking aphorisms literally -- I have never once looked at my gift horse's mouth -- but I think you should have a rearview mirror in your car. Somehow, the state of Illinois doesn't appear to mandate rearview mirrors, but still ... it's really useful. And much safer! And it comes free with the car!

And, safety and convenience aside: Think about life without a rearview mirror! Guess what you'd have to do every time you wanna back up or merge or check if someone is tailgating you! ... look back! Physically! This symbolic reminder defeats itself.