Posts tagged Simplicity
Square One Part I: Life is complicated? Start here.

Life has a way of getting complicated quickly. Facts and opinions get muddled, emotions run wild and something always manages to go wrong. In a world where seemingly nothing is concrete, objective or steadfast, it's just a matter of time before we are confused and struggling to stay afloat amongst the onslaught of ideas and content.

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The Psychology of Your Environment

Everyone who knows me well knows that I like to keep a clean and semi-orderly workspace. In fact, before I sit down to write I grab a cup of coffee, light a candle, put on some instrumental music, and straighten up my space. I always thought it was because I was a neat-freak... but that doesn't make any sense. My car, while uncluttered, has dirt and leaves on the floor mats that I haven't bothered to clean out from my last camping trip. What's the difference between my obsessive need for cleanliness and order in my work space but not in my car? Why don't those traits carry over to every aspect of my life?

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The Silver Lining of an Unwelcome Pickpocket - Convenience Does Not Equal Necessity

We stood in a tram car on our way to the station. Each of us shouldered a heavy pack and held a small bag in one hand while the other hand closely guarded our pockets which carried wallets and iPhones. The small car was crowded and on more than one occasion persuaded us to shift to another nook or cranny. On one such occasion as a new swarm of pedestrians pushed their way into the tram, one of my friends was temporarily made to relinquish protection of his pockets to grab a pole. In the few seconds his hand was absent, another hand found its way in, stealing his iPhone. He realized it moments later just as the suspected pickpocket walked away and the automatic doors shut behind him.

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