Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

You have enough.

I love my computer and Kindle, but you won’t hear me rave about them. I don’t want you to want them.

Companies spend a fortune begging you to want their stuff. I won’t add to that noise.

I’d like to train parrots to say “It won’t make you happy!.” I'd let them loose in shopping malls, big electronics stores, and car lots. Then, when people are considering spending their savings on a giant TV, or going deeply in debt with a new car, a surprising squawk might shock them back to their senses.

The quickest way to double your income is to halve your expenses. Any study of happiness will tell you it’s best to actively appreciate what you’ve got.

I feel a responsibility to only put helpful thoughts into the world.

So, no product raves here. You already have more than you need.