Matt W. Kane

How to Live

How to Live: 27 conflicting answers and one weird conclusion

Derek Sivers

Here’s how to live: be a famous pioneer

Your job is not just to act, but to tell a fascinating story of how you did so, and inspire others to do it. Make great adventure, but tell greater stories. Pursue massive media attention, not for vanity or ego, but so your stories can open minds, spark imagination, and lead to further explorations.

Here’s the best way to do it:

First, make a stage name. Create a company with the same name, and have it own all the rights to everything you do. Never reveal your real name. This is to manage the trappings of your upcoming fame. Find a writer and publicist to create your first pioneering adventure. Collaborate with the writer to make a great story arc before you begin

Here’s how to live: Prepare for the worst

Shallow happy is having a donut.
Deep happy is having a fit body.

Shallow happy is what you want now.
Deep happy is what you want most.

Shallow happy serves the present.
Deep happy serves the future.

Shallow happy is trying to conquer the world.
Deep happy is conquering yourself.

Shallow happy is pursuing pleasure.
Deep happy is pursuing fulfillment.

Fulfillment is more fun than fun.