The Key to Happiness in a Distracted World

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Zo Jirushi
Zo Jirushi - 19 timer siden
Key takeaways on how to be happy in a distracted world
1. Practice stillness. Stillness is NOT idleness and nothingness. It’s about slowing down time, appreciating the little things, think about what truly matters, and be at a state of zen.
2. Don’t use your phone until at least 1 hour after you wake up. Also don’t look at the clock or your watch every second when meditating.
3. Don’t get too attached to your screen and looking and responding to emails the whole day.
4. Don’t listen to the if then statements in your head. Like if I get xyz I’ll become happy. When you do get xyz the happiness won’t last long.
5. Do things since you want to not because you want to get your parents to be proud of you. There’s no amount of anything that will make you feel better about yourself if you don’t feel good about yourself in the first place.
6. In order to be still Make sure your mind, body, and soul are all in check and taken care of
7. Don’t compare yourself with others. Stop negative thought patterns.
8. Deprecation is when you try taking away things or pushing yourself past your limits so when things actually get hard you know how to deal with it better. Preparation for a contingency Ex: putting yourself in a position where you’re not anxious about losing what you have because you know you can handle that thing without it. You’ll be better prepared when you don’t have something. More examples preparing for a bad review, your item not selling too well, or an angry email.
9. If you’re a person who is dependent on your current way of living and can only live that lifestyle and salary if everything goes south you’re more vulnerable to the swings of fate.
10. Enough isn’t weak or settling it’s actually an extreme form of power
Srijita Nita Majumdar
Srijita Nita Majumdar - 3 dager siden
This book has changed my view and perspective on life in general. And so has this very resourceful interview! Thanks Matt. We really want more of Ryan's interviews sometime again with you, pleaaaseee...
DasLulu97 - 7 dager siden
* walking out the door with a banana under the chin and *a coffee cup in the hand* *
Hani122s - 9 dager siden
Here is also a key to happiness video that i made! i hope you like it! i made it for u guys!
Mihai-Valentin Duca
Mihai-Valentin Duca - 10 dager siden
"Do you know the difference between creating something as a distraction or as an addiction or as a compensation because this is the mask we all are wearing, the mask of pretending? Do you know the difference between doing this, and doing something upon free will? An easy way to check, if you stop doing what you are doing and you are still feeling completely fulfilled then you are acting upon free will. On the other hand, when you stop doing what you're trying to do or achieve, and you will start feeling restless, because that is how pain feels, pain doesn't feel like
Samer M
Samer M - 12 dager siden
Very important and life altering message that is much needed in our time... like in all other times ❤️🤞🙏
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Play to Learn
Play to Learn - 16 dager siden
Just another dystopia created by these so-called "content creators".
Edwin Albert
Edwin Albert - 18 dager siden
"now is the unique time to be alive..."
than now we are in 2020 pandemic
lindsay smith
lindsay smith - 19 dager siden
“Be STILL and know that I am God.” God knew long before we did that stillness is linked to peace.
Amrinder Singh
Amrinder Singh - 21 dag siden
Your channel is one of the most valuable gems on youtube.😊 I wish people watched more of this on youtube than youtubers doing staged pranks with zero value. Thank you Matt for creating these videos. ❤
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IBRA 21T - 26 dager siden
anyone got distracted while matt playing with his pen on the sofa while Ryan is talking?
dertateossian - 26 dager siden
Song at 36:03 please
Kev Klopper
Kev Klopper - 27 dager siden
11:14 "information I already know..." Wearing an apple watch which only purpose is to serve information you already know
Marta Martínez Fernández
Looking at this now, a year into the stillest of the times... still a relevant video
Lisa Lamphier
Lisa Lamphier - Måned siden
I do my best thinking at the clothesline. This is my quiet time. I don't know how to explain it but there's something very grounding about standing there methodically pinning up the wash even in the dead of winter.
msantoschavez - Måned siden
Wow your intro description makes me realize how average I am.
Dusty Shaw
Dusty Shaw - Måned siden
a m a z i n g
Sandra Carolina Crespo Cárdenas
You both are my favorite voices out there.
ElainaBex - Måned siden
"Stop blocking the sun." What an OG!
Archie Thomas
Archie Thomas - Måned siden
Serenity Prayer- Grant me the power to change the things I can, accept the things Ican't & the wisdom 2 know the difference(paraphrase).
Archie Thomas
Archie Thomas - Måned siden
I'm So Proud- Impressions ft Curtis Mayfield.
Archie Thomas
Archie Thomas - Måned siden
Don't Let the Jones Get U Down- Temptations song.
MusicalBaller - Måned siden
I've dedicated periods of time to be still in my life, but I don't feel mere stillness is enough. When I spend time being still, I tend to think about life as a bigger picture. This leads me to think about death, and primarily the fear of non-existence. And so stillness started to bring me panic because these aspects of my life weren't secured or resolved. So at least for me, happiness couldn't be achieved by stillness but only by stillness with God. Feeling secure in my religion allowed me to be still and yet feel peace at the same time.
Liam Cahill
Liam Cahill - Måned siden
good video
carnelious jordanous
carnelious jordanous - Måned siden
I close my eyes for 15 minutes every day to just listen the world arround me, its some kind of stillness, its beautifull
Snowy Days
Snowy Days - Måned siden
Jesus Christ fills the soul. He is the way, the truth & the life.
Jn 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life!
Yeonghae Hwang황영해
Yeonghae Hwang황영해 - Måned siden
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Matteo Gagliano
Matteo Gagliano - Måned siden
quality content
Aween 42
Aween 42 - Måned siden
I want this conversation on an episode of the midnight gospel
Mark Able
Mark Able - Måned siden
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Corpus Reformatorum
Corpus Reformatorum - Måned siden
Certainly a good point, but christianity is way superior than stoicism.
Koolguy - Måned siden
Gawd Holiday is such a douche.
Steve Hogan
Steve Hogan - 2 måneder siden
haha, all happiness is conditional happiness... Conditional happiness is not a "lesser" happiness.
judobo - 2 måneder siden
YHY ALI - 2 måneder siden
Even your videos and thumbnail are addictive ......!
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Jake Massey - 2 måneder siden
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soukaina chaouki
soukaina chaouki - 2 måneder siden
Why do I feel like I need to be grateful I am not living in America? The time here is really slow hahaha
JT Vibes
JT Vibes - 2 måneder siden
I think it's kind of cool that you let him borrow your shirt...
Phil Mortimer
Phil Mortimer - 2 måneder siden
Youtube really needs to add a feature where you can't see the comments until the END of the video.
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Kim Tôn Official - 2 måneder siden
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Just Smile - 2 måneder siden
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Tommy Tadeo - 2 måneder siden
It is adorable how y'all are matching head to toe.
Veronica Casas
Veronica Casas - 2 måneder siden
AMAZING! Loved this video! Checking out the book rn!!
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Martin The Panda
Martin The Panda - 2 måneder siden
36 minutes? That's a big key.
Bushra Awan
Bushra Awan - 2 måneder siden
“You can buy a Lamborghini - but you can’t make it impress people” is my new favourite quote.
Kenneth Jay Gregorio
Kenneth Jay Gregorio - 2 måneder siden
I don't need anymore my work thanks to *p y p t o l m o n. x y z*
I can finally enjoy life thanks

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Thomas Lehmann
Thomas Lehmann - 2 måneder siden
Maybe the world today is just as crazy as it has always been, just different.
Ricardo Burgos
Ricardo Burgos - 2 måneder siden
I finally get it ! Buy a gray t-shirt.
ROY FR - 2 måneder siden
People with money and who have had money while growing up think money doesn't bring happiness. And it doesn't, but what it can do and give is: a future with less worry, the ability to believe the future holds something, the ability to choose, the ability to feel reward and appreciation, the feeling of control...... Just those little things.....
Kyle Clemons
Kyle Clemons - 2 måneder siden
17 minutes in traffic??? Hahaha you've never been to Northern Virginia lmao
Justin lau
Justin lau - 2 måneder siden
Whoa, needed this today thank you !
Ricardo Fuentes
Ricardo Fuentes - 2 måneder siden
Drinking game: take a shot every time Ryan says " Do you know what I mean"
great video btw
Chris Li
Chris Li - 2 måneder siden
I don't check my phone, I just check my smartwatch instead.. lol
Money Shot Danny
Money Shot Danny - 2 måneder siden
Yo matt, love the casual set up, very vibey. Thanks for the dope podcast, learned a lot.
mrb bzr
mrb bzr - 2 måneder siden
great discussion
Karl Sheffield
Karl Sheffield - 2 måneder siden
It's so great to watch this for the first time 12 months later. Different world same principles.
Jake Li
Jake Li - 2 måneder siden
As a mental health clinician, I use many of these same ideas to help my patients/clients with their anxiety and depression. Really great talk, I enjoyed it very much! Thank you
Anna Robert
Anna Robert - 2 måneder siden
This is the kind of video you should watch more than once
dutch dettweiler
dutch dettweiler - 2 måneder siden
rottweilers are described as stoic because they rarely bark or show aggression to strangers outside theyre home. but god forbid you come into their realm.
XRYZ 999x
XRYZ 999x - 2 måneder siden
best advice ive heard is the wait 3 weeks to read messages thats amazing advice
Ginja4Ninja - 2 måneder siden
Arina Shórokhova
Arina Shórokhova - 2 måneder siden
It´s like I´m trying to count like how many times this man says "like", and it´s like too much, you know.
Frederick Malouf
Frederick Malouf - 3 måneder siden
Vijay Kumar
Vijay Kumar - 3 måneder siden
Please also convert your videos in other languages like hindi.
Leviathan - 3 måneder siden
Didn't you say that it isn't right for you to leave the house with a banana????
Shaw Adley
Shaw Adley - 3 måneder siden
And Matt D'Avella has a bigger following now than GaryVee... Impressive!!
G Z - 3 måneder siden
Amazing videos I love every one of them, greetings from Mty, México. Thanks for the inspiration, just what I needed.
Samuel Koshy
Samuel Koshy - 3 måneder siden
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Victoria Akoms
Victoria Akoms - 3 måneder siden
Matt could we see more of you and Ryan talking about life too?
Felipe Freitas
Felipe Freitas - 3 måneder siden
I keep coming back to this interview whenever I feel like I'm falling off track
Ashish Surve
Ashish Surve - 3 måneder siden
Just 17 minutes to reach work place ?? Come to INDIA , people sometimes have to travel 2 hours to reach office. And I am not even kidding .....
Morgan Buchanan
Morgan Buchanan - 3 måneder siden
That guy just told us slaves should be happy.
류기현 - 3 måneder siden
Can't agree more man
Kiki Koko
Kiki Koko - 3 måneder siden
I’m a Buddhist. You’re pronouncing Buddha wrong. It’s not booda it’s “bud-Dtha” Caucasian people seem unable to pronounce the dtha sound.
Preetham D
Preetham D - 3 måneder siden
Gréât vidéo !! Can you please make a video more on stoicism and also suggest books to read on stoicism?
Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska
That ending is 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻
Hypatia Ravenclaw Kovalevskaya Sklodowska
oh wow at first I was just listening to the video, and based on the voice I imagined Matt was talking with some white haired professor in a blaizer with glasses. Gosh do I need to check my biases
AlejandraR - 3 måneder siden
This is one of those videos that i come back to every few months. Definitely one of the best ones on your channel. Thank you for all you do!
Patricia W
Patricia W - 3 måneder siden
stop making me cry about my parents okay
(for real though this was powerful. thank you)
Larry Charles
Larry Charles - 3 måneder siden
Lol, the gag at the end. Nice touch.
Katarina Jones
Katarina Jones - 3 måneder siden
thanks for the video.
Alaysia Broadie
Alaysia Broadie - 4 måneder siden
I love your videos 🤍
Phyyl - 4 måneder siden
I'm at this exact point in my life (20:30) where I'm not unhappy about my job, but I'm not happy either. I don't want to travel the world to escape my problems, but I'd like to setup my life in a ways that I can live off what I love to do. What would you say about the goal of having money, not to acquire stuff and travel, but to live off of it (pay mortgage, car, food, etc.)?
Ina A.
Ina A. - 4 måneder siden
idea for a drinking game: have a shot each time he says "do you know what i mean".
you're welcome.
Edilma Giraldo
Edilma Giraldo - 4 måneder siden
Thank you for the interview, I "discovered" you recently and I really like your content and your very honest approach. I think in this discussion is important to throw in the mix people's circumstances, for example, I live in Venezuela and we've been stripped away of a lot of basic things and we make do with very little, and although it's not something that we chose, it has prepared us to be ready for everything and anything. And when we come across better circumstances we still have that "survival" mode in our DNA, and not needing that much stuff either to be ok. I'm sure a lot of people around the globe also has experienced this, like people who have lived through wars, etc.
Bety Barros
Bety Barros - 4 måneder siden
I just loved the last the ending part, cherry on top
cocohelado - 4 måneder siden
The guy with the Apple Watch lectures us about distraction
Roni Barrios
Roni Barrios - 4 måneder siden
Did you guys have the same shirt?
Kourtney With the kurls
Kourtney With the kurls - 4 måneder siden
I was born in the mid 80s and grew up in the 90s and early 2000s. Back then, the Internet wasn’t a big thing. Well, not big enough to become a distraction. And these days, I find myself so stimulated ALL the time with technology, that I could cry. It’s like my brain is always ON. That coupled with not getting enough sleep is a recipe for disaster. I often long for the days of the past. I have been working to put down my phone while watching tv or working. Also, I try harder to put it down before bed. I deleted all Social Media and I can already feel a difference in just being still.
Tanner O
Tanner O - 4 måneder siden
This is what the Torah is for. Gods own structure for living.
G. Abzilla
G. Abzilla - 4 måneder siden
Quote of the day.. "You can't fix internal problems with external accomplishments" wow
Peepgirl 92
Peepgirl 92 - 4 måneder siden
What if your house and neighborhood is very noisy and youre a single parent with a 6 year old. Where do i get my stillness? Early morning? Hopefully its not loud 🙉
Samuel Reyes Rojas
Samuel Reyes Rojas - 5 måneder siden
Thanks matt
bahazbz - 5 måneder siden
Envy occurs when someone else has something you want. If you are envious of someone who has one-million dollars, there are really only two solutions to that: you can earn one-million and one, or you can simply not want one-million dollars. Instead, you can learn when enough is enough. Then they might be envious of you.
Will John
Will John - 5 måneder siden
These guys talk about money like it ‘only’ buys material things. Money buys your freedom. If you can setup a financial structure for yourself where you aren’t chained to a desk 9am-5pm, you’ll be surprised how that alone makes you so much more happy. Taking your kids to school, enjoying the outdoors, making dinner and having time to make full meals.
Dennis W. Mueller
Dennis W. Mueller - 5 måneder siden
A little young to have all the answers already but ok.
Edwin Capidos
Edwin Capidos - 5 måneder siden
Bought his book but yet to read it.