The more complex a machine is the more likely it is to break. This is one of my favorite rules in engineering. Life is the same way. Keep life simple and there are less opportunities for failure. We have a habit of adding and changing our lives to the point of breaking. Change is not necessarily bad. However, complexity can can add unnecessary stress. It is this stress that causes the breakdown. Like an over heated engine, our lives will fall apart if we do not manage it.
Never take on too much. A helium hand and an “I’ll do it ” attitude is a bad combination. Spread the workload and hold each other accountable. Putting too much on our plates adds to the complexity. Life was meant to stay simple. A gear is a very simple device. But, a clock that holds a lot of gears is complex. We were never meant to be complex individually. Our complexity comes from our consolidation. This is what makes humanity so great.
Stay simple and and stay great. 🙂