Derek Sivers

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

Articles → Don’t... if you think it’s going to make you happy

I was thinking of moving to India for six months.

I called my friend Tina 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.