Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

Updated February 1st, 2023, from my home in Wellington, New Zealand.

Useful not true

I’m fascinated with this subject of choosing beliefs that are useful to me now, not caring if they’re true. For past examples, see “Everything is my fault”, “Assume men and women are the same”, and “I assume I’m below average”.

I’m so fascinated with it that I’ve decided this is my next book — a dive into this subject so I can learn what others have thought around this and think deeper about it myself. I read many books on Pragmatism, and now reviewing all past book notes for related inspiration.

Planning a social trip to India

February 13 through 21, I'll be in Chennai and Bengaluru, India.

I’m an “Overseas Citizen of India” and my son is half-Indian (Tamil). I will always have ties to India. I want to deepen those ties and make friends.

See this page for details.

End of School holidays

It’s summer time here in New Zealand, and my boy just finished a month and a half of school holidays. He starts middle school today!

We just spent a lot of time together — like 50-70 hours a week of one-on-one time in nature. Lots of walking, playing outside, time in forests and beaches, surfing, camping, etc.

It was great, but I had no time to work — to write. I’m so excited to be writing again.