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Straight to Happy

LynnH wearing Colorama Shawl, singing at East Lansing Arts Festival 2011

Derek Sivers was the founder of CDBaby, an online music outlet for independent/indie musicians.  He has since sold the business and written a book, and is generally a fascinating and intelligent writer. I just read an interview of Mr. Sivers. In it he says:

The purpose of money is to trade for things that make you happy. So if you can bypass money and get directly to the happy, you’ve saved a lot of trouble.

Love that. Happy I’ve got these days. I wish the same for you.

(Yes, he is assuming that basic needs are taken care of… food, shelter, clothing. Just the same, I once bought things to make me feel better. Now that I’m happier, I have relatively few impulses to pursue “retail therapy” these days.)

Photo: Me wearing a Colorama Crescent shawl… designed by me, knit by Diana Troldahl/Otterwise (a designer in her own right). I was playing on stage at East Lansing Arts Festival, with Brian. It was a good day, speaking of “directly to the happy.”

2 Responses to “Straight to Happy”

  1. kathy b Says:

    Your shawl is so lovely….you wear it beautifully

  2. Otterwise Says:

    I am so glad to see that quote, and to know you love the shawl :-}
    A dear friend has a chance to take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and this quote is something I can share with him.

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