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Sometimes, the simple things are the best. Although there is some room for the occasional bit of complication. What does that mean? This quote hit me pretty hard, once I started thinking about it. It got me thinking about how much of our lives are complicated only because we choose to make it so. How do we complicate things beyond need? When we get a laptop, suddenly everywhere is the office.
Same with smart phones and tablets. Yes, they can be useful, but how much easier do they make your life, or are they a complication?
If you have to worry about the battery and how many bars you have, how much help is it in simplifying our lives? Why is simplicity important? I believe simplicity is important in our lives. Simplification is a useful tool to help you unwind. Reduction of extraneous input phone, kids, parents, loud sounds, bright lights, phones, computers or whatever and focusing on the one simple thing which could be kids, loud music or computers really helps me.
Sometimes I can get a bit overloaded with input, distractions and the frenetic pace of our modern life. This can really help the body and sensory system recharge and be ready for another busy day. At least, it works for me. How about you? Where can I apply this in my life? What do we really need to live? There are the basics: food, water, clothing and shelter.
Once we get beyond the basic needs, often make things more complex than is necessary. That said, there are things that make life more comfortable, so we trade extra complexity for some other benefit. A modern washing machine is far more efficient than taking your clothes to the stream and pounding them on rocks.
The complexity comes when we need to install plumbing, sewer, and electricity to make it work. Where does one cross the line into too much complexity? That is a very personal decision, and depends on your interest and tolerance for complexity. I find that, within certain bounds, I thrive on complexity.
In the rest of my life, I prefer simplicity. Not back to the age of washboards and candles except for camping weekendsbut I find myself streamlining my complexities in many ways.
I am starting to treat my electronics more as tools, than as toys Life is really simple be tinkered with. I still enjoy building computer systems, but will probably buy my next system custom configured. At one time, I thrived on the challenge, but I have better things to do with my time these days. How about you, how are you using your time, energy, and effort?
Take a moment and look at your life. For those looking for a resource, Leo Babauta runs an excellent site on minimization called mnmlist. Search engines are your friend. What part of your life do you want tone down a bit, cut back, reduce or minimize? What were the reasons that led your present level of complexity, and what are the new reasons to reduce it?
Has the need passed, or do you need to find another way to fill the need once satisfied by this bit of complexity? Think it through, and come up with some ideas, including what to do with the extra time and energy that used to go into the complexity you just downgraded. Feel free to try this again and again, until you are more comfortable with yourself.
And check back each year to see if you want to change things around or stay the course. Try something, see how it works, then try making some adjustments. Perhaps you get more out of that complexity than you initially thought. Home Home About …the character of a man… Return to Content By philosiblog on 10 January in calmcontemplationhappinessimproverefreshrelaxationsimplicity.
Like this: Like Loading The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. GemBoy 15 August at pm. This qoute has been in my head for a long time but i dont recall hearing it at any point. Brilliant post. Resonated with me a lot. Thanks for the kind words. Search for your favorite quote….
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