Simplicity is what happens after you live through chaos


Life advice, to be exact. We see it everywhere, and everyone has something to share. Except, like Ted Gonder says, the best advice isn't advice. And a bunch of trees does not a glass of juicy orange juice make.

Painfully simple words, on the other hand, might just.

The best thing about Hugh MacLeod's work is that it's so deceivingly simple. It looks simple. Like "even I could do it" simple. Except it's not. And you couldn't. And neither could I.

Simplicity (of advice, writing, thinking, living) is not about avoiding chaos. It's what happens after you live through it.