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Stefan Sagmeister's Things Learned

Graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister's installation exploring Things I Have Learned in My Life So Far is on display until 23 February. Here's a handy list of the twenty things learned:

  • 1. Helping other people helps me.
  • 2. Having guts always works out for me.
  • 3. Thinking that life will be better in the future is stupid. I have to live now.
  • 4. Organising a charity group is surprisingly easy.
  • 5. Being not truthful always works against me.
  • 6. Everything I do always comes back to me.
  • 7. Assuming is stifling.
  • 8. Drugs feel great in the beginning and become a drag later on.
  • 9. Over time I get used to everything and start taking for granted.
  • 10. Money does not make me happy.
  • 11. My dreams have no meaning.
  • 12. Keeping a diary supports personal development.
  • 13. Trying to look good limits my life.
  • 14. Material luxuries are best enjoyed in small doses.
  • 15. Worrying solves nothing.
  • 16. Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
  • 17. Everybody thinks they are right.
  • 18. If I want to explore a new direction professionally, it is helpful to try it out for myself first.
  • 19. Low expectations are a good strategy.
  • 20. Everybody who is honest is interesting.

(Via Monoscope.)

Oblique Strategies

Do Something Boring

Need some inspiration? Ask Brian Eno for one of his Oblique Strategies.