As Simple As It Can Be #8

I, after a long time, bring to you the eighth post in the series As simple As It Can Be.

But this time I am writing it in a different tone than the earlier posts.  I ask myself that what can be called as a simple life and who lives a simple life?

Well, Is simplicity defined by the era we live in, or in  the age we are born in? Is it defined by the culture that we adopt or by our beliefs, education system and skill nourishment in  the course of the life?

 I would say that I live a simple life as I have a car, a flat, an internet connection and I live in a metro.

Let us imagine if I travel back in time and meet a person who lived 200 years ago. That person also loves blogging and intends to write this post. He would, I presume, say that I live a simple life if I get a food to eat, and a shelter to sleep under. 
This definition of simplicity will further change if I travel 1000 years ago. 

It also depends on person who defines simplicity, for example Bill Gates will have a different definition than what I write. So what actually is simplicity? 

The more I  write , the more it baffles me. It can not and should not change with time or the social status of a being. I therefore could only come to one conclusion-

Simplicity is living in resonance with nature. It is to live in resonance with the people around you. It is to live a life without an emotion of extreme jealousy, hatred and greed. It is also to live a life without an emotion of extreme love and care. A being who has a stable mind and heart and who is unaffected or less affected by the melange of mundane emotions is living a simple life. A being  whose actions are defined by his thoughts and who is always ready to  adapt the change in life lives a simple life. 

It then doesn’t matter if he belongs to now, or thousands of years back, or if he is the richest man or a poor. This simplicity in reality is the ultimate source of happiness, and is the only way to live a meaningful and a contended life.

Keep Smiling :)

Chetan Maheshwari

Hello, I am a Project Management Professional, and an author and a blogger by passion. I like good sarcasm and humor. Books, people around me, and nature inspire me, and my blogs and book reflect the same.


Let me know what you think

  1. True that! Its high time we move towards simplicity. Well written.

    1. Thanks...yeah, we should move towards simplicity, itherwise we will keep on struggling in our daily lives

  2. True that! Its high time we move towards simplicity. Well written.

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