In a world that demands and wants more, we overlook the importance of simplicity.
We live in an age where complexity is rewarded.
The more complicated and sophisticated something is, the more likely it is to be accepted and highly regarded.
It’s not necessarily a bad thing.
But it’s bad if we think that every idea or solution to a problem needs to be complex.
Sometimes the best solutions are really simple.
Even for tough and huge problems.
Like the invention of the wheel to get heavy goods from one point to another.
Like the international space station that was saved by a toothbrush in 2012.
Like the Ivanhoe Reservoir in Los Angeles that was saved by plastic balls in 2008.
These were all huge problems that were solved by simpler solutions.
You can probably think of some examples in your life too.
Not every tough problem requires a tough solution to counter it.
Sometimes, all it takes is just an absurd and simple idea.
But simple doesn’t mean that it’s worse or inferior.
It’s just a lot easier to implement and understand, which is good.
And it can be just as good, if not better than a more complex idea.
So embrace some form of simplicity in your lives.
It takes a truly creative mind to be able to come up really simple solutions to complex ideas.
It’s time to exercise that creativity of yours.