Tuesday, May 24, 2005

A "Simple" Example

1. In this current piece of words arranged in logical order, that your person is perusing, is contained an example of the unnecessary process of over-complication of items that can be thought of in a simple manner.

2. This sentence is simple.

Quick question: Which of the above sentences was easier for you to read? I’d wager it was #2. Both sentences say the same thing. Each one also defines itself, you also define yourself. You are a complicated human being, but this does not mean you will get a head by complicating things. Success is simple, not easy, but simple.

Your success will be found in the simplicity of things that may now seem difficult and complicated. Here is a fitting quote from an unknown author: Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly ever acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. Remember this as you go about your day.


At 7:03 AM, Blogger Pug8 said...

I tend toward more picturesque speech. Certainly, the simple will get it done, but the eloquence will win more often. Success and effective communication is dictated by the audience, not necessarily the sender.

In reference to the quote, and my point, where is the line between perfection of the simple, and the ability of the difficult?

I think this is called diplomacy, or perhaps....politics....

Credibility can be realized through an effective use of vocabulary.

At 5:59 AM, Blogger Lisa Pru and Brins human Or Brindlemastifflover said...

Brevity seems to be the key to success in today's culture. As a teacher of English I have seen the pendulum swing from long and lavish to the most succinct comment(s).

Which is better? It truly is not a matter of better - it is a matter of knowing the audience, the content and the expectations.

As can be noted from my response here, I tend toward wordiness! LOL.


At 6:08 AM, Blogger Lisa Pru and Brins human Or Brindlemastifflover said...

And ... as for success, I agree that keeping it simple is the key. Overcomplicating is not impressive - it serves the reverse. Those who must work/live around those who complicate things may become distrustful and wary.

And, if I may hijack the topic -- living life simply is to find success. Simplifying our lives has been the ultimate step in creating harmony in our lives - decluttering, dematerializing - living simply. Ahhh, the joy of it!



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