Thursday, August 20, 2015

Simplicity - LBC post

This weeks LBC topic was provided by our resident Dame Quixote - Padmum. Merriam Webster (the online version) offers this:
  1. the quality of being easy to understand or use
  2.  the state or quality of being plain or not fancy or complicated
  3. something that is simple or ordinary but enjoyable   
 Sounds a lot like the KISS principle to me.  Keep it Simple Stupid.  Scholars might use the term Occums Razor - the simplest explanation is usually the correct one.  The famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes said "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth."

In other words don't over complicate or over think think things.  Sage advice if you ask me. Slow down and appreciate the moment.  It's really the only thing that matters since the past is gone and there is no way of knowing what the future holds. The here-and-now is all that you can control.

If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.”  Albert Einstein

There's a reason we keep hearing "It's as simple as that" - it usually is. Maintain your focus and address the things that really matter. You'll probably enjoy life a lot more.

Remember - you can't always get what you want - but if you try sometimes you just might find you get what you need.

And what do the other LBC folk have to say about simplicity?  Check them out - they're listed over there on the right ===>


  1. Clear thought, experts testimony, personal experience. I like it. Simpllicity in a nutshell.

  2. Love this part of your post Chuck, "You can't always get what you want but…"

    The greatest lesson I have learned in life came from the wild turkey — Live In The Moment.
    blessings ~ maxi

  3. You have convinced me. I must be six years old.

  4. Perfect post on Simplicity...

    "Slow down and appreciate the moment."