Because it’s dirty. I know. But why is it dirty?
Was it necessary to make the plate dirty? Or were your actions unconscious and excessive?
The questions may seem weird. However, they are not weird if you’re for a longer time on the way to simpler life, minimalism, having more time, being more eco-friendly and less dependent on big brands, producers, energy suppliers, shops and governments.
Once, when doing your washing and taking another dirty dish, try to answer yourself:
Was it necessary to use it?
Was it necessary to make it dirty?
Was the reason of making it dirty worth my time spent later on making it clean again?
And this kind of questions you can ask yourself during many other activities: doing laundry, putting things back on their place…
Is this thing useful enough to spend my time on caring about it?