• Chris Davy

S is for... Simplicity

I came across a quote recently. It was by Leonardo Da Vinci, and it was this

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

I wasn’t familiar with the quote. But naturally you can imagine when I ready it my ego basically exploded.

This is what I’ve tried to achieve with my ‘S is for Something’ psychological method. Simplicity and sophistication, within a scheme to secure, sustainable, symbiotic success and satisfaction. Sweet.

Now... here’s this thing. Leonardo Da Vinci, respected and renowned historical figure. Famous for a variety of things. That, arguably gives that quote quite a lot of weight. I mean if Da Vinci said it, and he was capable of producing all the stuff he came up with, then there must be some truth in it, right? Maybe it substantiates my ‘S method’ a little bit more? But here’s what I think substantiates my method even more...(Not that this is what my blog is about. I just like writing and chatting shit.)...anyway, we go on...

How do we know he said it?

What evidence is there to say that Da Vinci actually said it?

Does it even matter if it was him who said it?

What about if it was you who said it? Or me?

What about if it was someone with a more ‘negative’ reputation that said it? Are you more likely to dismiss it?

How do you feel about the quote if you say it with a different tone or attitude?

I’ll let you do the homework to try and validate whether or not the quote can be attributed to Da Vinci.

I mean, the thing that some of us might struggle with, and want to be able to do is, to be able to give credit where credit is due. It helps with our desire to have stability. So, that’s the predicament. Who said it? How do we give them kudos and tip our hat to them?

I mean, what is an appropriate amount of appreciation to show someone for coming up with something? What even is an appropriate way of showing appreciation?

To summarise, yeah I I tend to agree with the sentiment that ‘simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’. If you can make things more simple and achieve the same desired result, then you have successfully made them more efficient(streamlined). If you can make them more efficient then you will be saving all sorts of things; time, effort, money. Then you can spend all that you have saved on something else to make you or someone Naaaaaawwwww, isn’t that nice?!

Who doesn’t love a good quote?

Seriously? A quote? After today’s topic? Have a word.

Songs to listen to now:

Don’t You - Simple Minds

Perfect - Simple Plan

Smile - Simply Red

I Wanna Rock n Roll All Night - KISS

Simply the Best - Tina Turner

In a Simple Rhyme - Van Halen

Simple Man - Barbara Streisand

Simple kind of Life - No DoubtS is for...Simplicity

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