When you wanted to try out some chic life style, bought some basil leaves to make tea, noticed that the basil came in a pot and that it was withering and you nurtured it back to life by watering it regularly, would you still tear off its fresh leaves in order to have your chic life style? If you tore off its leaves, you would destroy the result of your caring. If you did not tear off its leaves, then you simply took on the burden of caring for a plant.
The moral is that Tuji should never even think of having a chic life. He does not have the heart.