Tom Ford on Happiness : design elements


Tom Ford on Happiness

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I am happier at my ranch in the middle of nowhere watching a bug carry leaves across the grass, listening to silence, riding my horse, and being in open space. So I have some sort of security that if I lost everything in my life, I would be very happy with the simple things because they are the ones that are important…. I learned that happiness for all of us is a switch that you flick in your brain. It doesn’t have anything to do with getting a new house, a new car, a new girlfriend, or a new pair of shoes. Our culture is very much about that; we are never happy with what we have today. We always think that we need something else to be happy… When I am on my deathbed, I don’t think I will be thinking about a nice pair of shoes I had or my beautiful house. I am going to be thinking about an evening I spent with somebody when I was twenty where I felt that I was just absolutely connected to them.”

Tom Ford for The Talks

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11 Kommentare zu “Tom Ford on Happiness”

  1. Simone am 23.04.2012 um 12:13 Uhr 

    This is so true.

  2. classiq am 23.04.2012 um 16:31 Uhr 

    Wonderful words. Happiness is really about simple things, but we tend to forget that too often.

  3. design traveller am 23.04.2012 um 17:13 Uhr 

    True, so simple… yet the most difficult.

  4. homestilo am 23.04.2012 um 19:51 Uhr 

    He is absolutely right. Thanks for this reminder.

  5. Tereza am 23.04.2012 um 20:02 Uhr 

    Maria, hi!
    I completely agree with this extraordinary man – happiness is about living a simple life, with simple pleasures, surrounded by people we love.
    Albert Schweitzer, another great man, also said:
    “In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet.”
    Love this post, Maria.
    Wish you a happy and blessed new week.

  6. Dawn {The Alternative Wife} am 23.04.2012 um 23:02 Uhr 

    Love this! Have a great start to the week :) xoxo

  7. Invitation To inspiration am 24.04.2012 um 00:18 Uhr 

    beautiful text!!! (unfortunately, we often need someone else to remind us of what happiness really is :-) )

  8. cabbagerose am 24.04.2012 um 16:24 Uhr 

    Amen! xx

  9. Simone am 24.04.2012 um 23:48 Uhr 

    Funny that, later I got this quote in the mail, also very true and completely the opposite:

    “Home is a refuge, not only from the world but a refuge from my worries, my terrible concerns. I like beautiful things around me. I like to be beautiful, because it delights my eyes and my soul is lifted up.”
    Maya Angelou

  10. Shelly Gregory am 26.04.2012 um 04:39 Uhr 

    So sorry I missed reading this quote until now! He definitely has a beautiful outlook on what the meaning of life is all about.

  11. Helen@TheStyleSchedule am 27.04.2012 um 09:43 Uhr 

    How beautiful! :)

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