We’ve got to cut the extraneous out of our lives, and we’ve got to learn to stem the inflow. We need to think before we buy. Ask ourselves, ‘Is that really going to make me happier? Truly?

Graham Hill

Quotation #15946

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“Less Stuff, More Happiness.” TED 2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Less Stuff, More Happiness." TED 2011. Mar. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote from writer and designer Graham Hill means that we must eliminate unnecessary things from our lives and stop acquiring unnecessary things as well. Before we buy something new, we need to ask ourselves if it will really make us happy. In the 2011 TED Talk this quote was taken from, Hill talks about how editing one's possessions can actually lead to a fuller life. Watch the full TED Talk here: Graham Hill - Less Stuff, More Happiness