Things Stefan Sagmeister has learned

The self-described “compulsive list-maker” shared these in [his talk at TED in 2004](

* Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.

* Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid, I have to live now.

* Being not truthful works against me.

* Helping other people helps me.

* Organizing a charity group is surprisingly easy.

* Everything I do always comes back to me.

* Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.

* Over time I get used to everything and start taking it for granted.

* Money does not make me happy.

* Traveling alone is helpful for a new perspective on life.

* Assuming is stifling.

* Keeping a diary supports my personal development.

* Trying to look good limits my life.

* Worrying solves nothing.

* Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.

* Having guts always works out for me.