Apr 22

Keeping it Simple #AtoZChallenge 2015 @AprilA2Z

 ‘S is for Simplicity | Positive & Inspired Living A to Z’

I once read somewhere that the best proof of someone’s intelligence is their ability to simplify the complex. The people who are confident in their knowledge do not hesitate to share it with others in a way that is easily understood. Whereas, people who attempt to talk over people’s heads through the use of overly complex terms and jargons, are typically those who lack a true understanding of the subject themselves and are trying to mask that fact.


Sometimes, it is important for us to understand that we don’t need to use complex terms to sound smart or intelligent. True genius lies in our ability to keep it simple. Simplicity should reflect not just in our words, but our thoughts and our actions too. When we make simplicity a way of life, a lot of happiness can be derived from the simple little things in our lives.

After all, like they say, the essence of life is not in the great victories or the grand failures, but in the simple joys.

Life is joyfully simple. How about we keep it that way? 🙂

Lots of Love


This post is written for the AtoZChallenge2015.


  1. Oh so true…. Small real life example from The Rock: My son is in his final year of schooling and just yesterday I was trying to explain that he didn’t need his essay to sound as if he’d swallowed the dictionary and was regurgitating it at random 🙂

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  2. Prasanna says:

    When we keep our life simple we avoid most complications that can cause trouble. Simplicity in thoughts and actions and in lifestyle is what I try to follow 🙂

  3. There is something extremely beautiful about simplicity.

    Not many people see that.
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  4. Explaining something in the most simplest way helps a lot, esp just before entering the exam hall 😛
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  5. Lovely post Shantala! I agree. A recent quote that fascinated me “Keep it simple stupid”. I agree with that. Yes, that’s possible only when if we understand what we are talking about 😀

  6. Lata Sunil says:

    You have told the truth very simply. The moment someone starts jargoning, I mentally switch off. He is probably trying to confuse me is my next thought. As a programmer, one of my theories is that the ‘most complex problem will surely have a simple solution’ and it works. Lovely post.

  7. True Shantala. Simplicity has its own beauty.

  8. Loved the quote..
    Simplicity, well depicted by your thoughts Shantala.. 🙂

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  9. Very good post. simplicity is indeed the key to a peaceful life. Simplicity in life, emotions, thoughts… Yet not the kind of simplicity that denies the complexity but rather transforms it into something divinely harmonious and beautifully simple.
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  10. What wonderful and positive thoughts. Life is joyful, I do agree. Nice quote too, thanks for sharing!
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  11. Very true, Shantala! Stay simple and keep life simple, than complicate it and murder the happiness!
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  12. It is actually more difficult to keep things simple and most of all keep life simple.
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  13. Simple living & high thinking, my mom always said.
    Good thoughts.

  14. I learn things most easily when they’re explained to me in simple, relatable terms–especially things that are normally complicated. I love to keep it simple!
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  15. I totally agree. But sometimes complexity lies in explaining things in a simple and elegant manner.
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  16. Couldn’t agree more. It’s something I constantly try to adhere to with my articles (I’m a German content writer first and a romance novelist second).
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  17. That all makes so much sense. Good teachers are the ones who can make it simple or at least seem that way.

  18. very true ! to communicate in a simple language is an art. Not everybody does it, but when we do, it becomes so easy for the other to understand without any complications. I remember 3 idiots movie where Aamir Khan will try to answer a question in a simple way, (what is a machine?) which the professor will not like it, and will expect him to use the terminology given in the text book.. its really fun to watch.. some knowledgeable always try to complicate simple things by using scientific jargons
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  19. I believe in KISS and it works every time. In fact we all know that the most difficult problems are usually solved with the simplest solutions. 🙂
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  20. So true and a very essential fact of life. And simple joys make the life’s journey interesting throughout.
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  21. Now that’s the hardest task of all – keeping it simple. It’s tempting to throw in a few complicated terms, to show off a bit. It’s an art – to keep it simple.
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  22. That’s a great quote from Albert Einstein. My husband and I are constantly explaining things to our kids in simple terms, topics on the sciences, ethics, history, etc… It really is a test to your knowledge of the topic. If they don’t understand, then we keep trying to simplify it until they do. It’s a challenge sometimes, but it definitely gives us a better understanding of the things we talk about.

  23. I haven’t heard that quote before, but it’s a bit harsh. There are lots of things a six year old can’t understand.

  24. Great post and quote by Albert Einstein! 🙂 Yes, “Keeping it Simple Stupid” (or KISS for short) is often used to explain this principle of simplicity. Life is certainly more joyous and hassle-free when simple. 🙂 <3
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  25. This is one of the best posts I’ve read! There’s this cousin of mine, who has been irritating everyone with his so called knowledge and heavy words that he uses…half the time makes me wonder if he himself understood what he meant to say!!
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  26. That’s great! There’s an acronym we use, KISS – Keep It Simple, Stupid! Not that anyone’s really stupid, but it gets a good laugh.
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  27. Well said and a good tip for everyone to used in all fields of life. 🙂 Over the top appearances and conversations don’t really get us anywhere. Good one.
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