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Updated 2/25/16

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The World Is Complex… Choose Simplicity

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Imagine a robot.  This robot is capable of acquiring money as well as spending money.  The robot walks each day to a factory and works to produce automobiles.  At the end of each day, the robot receives payment for the number of automobiles created.  The robot has been programmed that no matter how much money it acquires, it will spend all the money in pursuit of a more comfortable lifestyle.

One day, this robot gives up the pursuit for more material stuff.  Rather than going to the factory, the robot goes to a local park and sits down on a park bench.  When asked about its actions, the robot shares it doesn't actually need more stuff and has, instead, decided to reprogram itself.  The robot concludes it prefers listening to the birds and watching the other robots hurriedly dashing about to spend newly acquired money.

The ebb and flow of the “Enrich & Simplify” diagram provides a powerful framework.  The process of prioritizing transition between the two sides demands neither avoidance of consumer products nor becoming a hermit.  Rather, simplicity requires merely personal sacrifice and an adjustment of habits and routines within the context of consumer society.

Journey far,

― Joe


Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein

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