Derek Sivers

Entrepreneur, programmer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Don't... if you think it's going to make you happy

I'm thinking of moving to India for 6 months.

I called my friend Tina Su to discuss it. We talked about pros and cons.

In the end, I asked, “Is there any reason NOT to go?

She thought deeply then said, “Yes. Don't go if you think it's going to make you happy.

Brilliant.