was watching his talk on ted about happiness in design… and towards the end of his segment.. he brought out his list of things that he had thought about and wrote down…

  1. Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
  2. Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
  3. Being not truthful works against me.
  4. Helping other people helps me.
  5. Organizing a charity group is surprisingly easy.
  6. Everything I do always comes back to me.
  7. Drugs feel great in the beginning and becomes a drag later on.
  8. Over time I get used to everything and start taking it for granted.
  9. Money does not make me happy.
  10. Travelling alone is helpful for a new perspective on life.
  11. Assuming is stifling.
  12. Keeping a diary supports my personal development.
  13. Trying to look good limits my life.
  14. Worrying solves nothing.
  15. Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.
  16. Having guts always works out for me.

he then showed examples of artwork that he did based on a couple of the statements in this list… i’m just putting his list here for my own reference… but maybe you’ll get some inspiration from there too… =)