Writer’s Goal By art to attain simplicity.
However, its simplicity is what makes it so complex.
Leonardo da Vinci said, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Some people choose to downsize their lives for spiritual reasons or out of concern for the environment. For others, the decision may be out of economic necessity. Whatever the reason, living simply has inspired belief among these essayists.
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity.
In this increasingly complicated world, the idea of simplicity has a powerful allure. Just look at the success of magazines like Real Simple. Simplicity has become very popular. It has become an aesthetic. But is this true simplicity? To me, the ideal of simplicity that is so elegantly arranged on the glossy pages of magazines looks a lot like advertising for more stuff. So, is it true simplicity people want or just the appearance of it? To simplify does not mean to simply organize an ever-expanding cache of possessions. It doesn’t mean having it all but just being better organized about it. I’ll admit, I’m as big a fan of IKEA as there ever was. I have, at times, become obsessed with the pursuit of the perfect home image, attempting to model my entire home to look just like it came from the pages of a catalog or magazine. But do I really need all this stuff? It’s an easy trap to fall into.