Complex Simplicity

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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. 🙂

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4 thoughts on “Complex Simplicity

    Joanne McCullough said:
    February 3, 2016 at 8:28 am

    This is a great post! I love the message of keeping things simple to avoid a breakdown. I can really relate to this right now.

    BTW I love the expression ‘helium hand’… I’ve never heard it before but it’s poetic.

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    impostorpawn said:
    February 3, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I honestly love this post but why?
    why keep things simple when they are much more interesting and worthwhile complex.And i kind of disagree individually we are quite complex its just that when we consolidate as you say the order of said complexity shoots up exponentially.

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      stevenjcurtis responded:
      February 3, 2016 at 9:33 am

      A wise man once said “Life is simple. We make it complicated. ” It is in our nature to do so.

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    Suzyqqq said:
    February 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    Yes, a read on mystery, for this is ever present in simplicity…
    https://www.brainpickings.org/2015/02/02/the-island-of-knowledge-marcelo-gleiser/

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