Sunday, December 27, 2009

Strange that we Belittle Simplicity

Strange that we so belittle simplicity. “To be simple is to be great,” said Emerson. And Lincoln is said to have remarked: “Make it so simple a child will understand, then no one will misunderstand. An absolute essential to planning your future is to know as much as possible about yourself. Some people, by instinct, or a kind of luck, do a fair job of understanding themselves. But since we are all suggestible, most of us have been influenced by the Niagara of notions other people pour on us as to who and what we are. And if their conclusions are even ten percent right we are fortunate. We have been too ready to accept confusing conclusions as to what we are like, and taken too little trouble to carry on our own self-discovery

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