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?