In this modern world full of cutting edge technology, intertwined globalism and hyper connectivity, it seems all things are becoming increasingly complex. To manage this, we constantly update our business partners, friends, and family–near or far–on what we are doing, where we are doing it, and with whom all from our fingertips. We upload, download, buffer, send, save, draft, file, share, shut down, power up, charge, and reset our lives, just so we can put it to sleep, and do all again tomorrow with a new set of data. All this convergence and speed is meant for the sake of convenience. However, is life any easier, more enjoyable, or more simple?
In this manic state in which the world operates, it’s easy to undermine the value of genuine simplicity.
Instead of sending flowers via an e-card, walk through a garden with someone. Instead of grabbing a quick bite, properly prepare a meal for yourself & others. Instead of sending a text, post a hand written letter. Time is all we have in this life, and that is not even guaranteed. For most, 100 years at best. What will we make of it? How will we enjoy it? Who will we help? What will we leave for others to remember?
Rushing through convoluted, hectic days scratching through our to do list will never serve and satisfy as a single simple act into which you have put your whole heart.