Less is More
All inclusive. All you can eat. No expiration date. Unlimited. 24/7. All of these phrases make me think of quantity not quality. Is more really better? We tend to take more than we need and say more than we should.
Texting and tweeting has forced us to condense our thoughts into a finite number of characters. We can’t ramble on forever. A well-crafted text or tweet speaks volumes, truly reminding us that less is more.
Last year I read an article about writing your life’s story in six words. Six words. Now that’s getting right to the point. When I graduated high school I had the following Bruce Springsteen song lyrics under my picture, “What I got, I have earned. What I’m not, I have learned.” Those lyrics still ring true for me today. Each of those sentences is coincidentally six words. Each one could be used to write my life’s story. Being more mindful of our words is a challenge that I believe we should all accept.
I’ll let you be the judge. I would love to hear your comments.
“They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong.” – Ronald Reagan