Sometimes, simple is better.

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Making things more difficult than they need to be is a consistent battle of being human.

Simplicity is perceived as shallow.

It’s more exciting to apply crazy philosophical principles to our lives thought up by men and women who were just as confused as we are today.

Perhaps, adding fire to this complex puzzle we’re all trying to solve makes us feel more valuable than the person next to us. Perhaps, it gives us the notion that we are smarter, deeper, better, etc.

But, the truth is that 90% of life’s problems have very simple solutions (or could be avoided by following very simple rules).

Here are just a few solutions and rules we learned as kids that we struggle with applying as adults:

  1. Don’t lie.
  2. Don’t cheat.
  3. Protect your friends.
  4. Be kind.
  5. Have fun.
  6. Work hard.
  7. Say please and thank you.

Don’t make life more difficult than it needs to be.

Most of success simply stems from not being a jackass.

By Cole Schafer.

One day these one minute writings will be a big book called “One Minute, Please.” Can I let you know when that day comes?

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