Life: Simple or Complicated?

I would love to hear what you have to offer as an answer to the question. I have had this discussion a few times in my life with trusted friends and it seems as though I never quite come to a conclusion. There are a lot of arguments out there to suggest that life is simple and we complicate it.

What I do know is that sometimes I make simple things more complicated than required and sometimes I simplify complicated things and I lose the benefit of paying attention to detail. Not that I have found it, but I think there is a balance to float in between the complicated and simple parts of life. I believe that part of finding that balance comes from a sort of ‘trial and error’ method (perhaps more eloquently known as life experiences) and there is a happiness to be gained in the moments of studying, strengthening and stretching oneself. Just because I don’t understand something doesn’t necessarily make it complicated, and really, in the end most complicated things break down into simpler parts. I’ll leave you with a few song lyrics from Simple Man. I like the Shinedown version.

And be a simple, kind of man.
Oh be something, you love and understand.
Baby be a simple, kind of man.
Oh, won’t you do this for me son,
If you can?

3 Comments

  1. Nanny Kay says:

    Hey you, where do you come up with so much stuff that seems complicated to me. I do know that most of the time I complicate things that do not need to be complicated. We need to watch out for things that complicate our lives ay? Nan

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  2. Mum says:

    I’m sitting here in my living room with Nanny and Grampy reading your blog and playing with the dog. How’s that for a simple life? I just asked Gramp what his take on your posting was: simple or complicated? He said and I quote “Oh simple! Life is what you chose it to be. It is what YOU make it.”

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  3. Farrah says:

    I am very “blueprint orientated” where I like to understand the blueprints to things; what makes things and people tick? This both good and difficult as it helps me think about deep things, but I also sometimes over-think them too. Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about this concept. I conclude that one thing about this life is that it is a life of great duplicity. We have the simplicity and the complex, which seem to be in a constant binary relationship with each other. I think we sometimes complicate the complex instead of appreciate its relationship to the simple.

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