Chapter 2 – Note 2 | Occam

Chapter 2 – Note 2 | Occam

 

Simplicity has long been an ideal of humankind. One need only to look at the Stoics of ancient Greece, the Ascetics of the Protestant Reformation, the Zen Buddhists of Asian antiquity, the poets Whitman, Whittier, Cummings, the anonymous writers of Haiku, the mid 20th century “Minimalists,” or even the “100 Items Movement” or tiny house aficionados. Simplicity is a tauntingly elusive ideal paradigm. It’s always tantalizingly “just out of reach,” except to the hallowed few who have been able to escape the thrall of the current. When in fact, all they are simply seeking is to be in tune with the obvious.

OK. So, let’s be obvious.

 

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