Got a Problem?–Kiss It–read on…

Quotes and Notes #363, November 2

Complex simplicity

Complex simplicity

“I met a man who sold umbrellas; just five dollars to avoid all that rain. A simple remedy to a problem beyond our control is often called the things you cannot change; serenity.”—Emily Flim—

This brings to mind the “KISS” principle. The Kiss principle is one of the most wonderful problem solving concepts that I ever came across. What does KISS stand for? “Keep It Simple, Stupid.”

A lot of times, if we will sit back and examine the problems that concern us, we will find little corners, rough places, and dangerous edges. If we take the time to chip away at the edges of the problem, we can finally get to its essence. We can simplify the problem. Then we can take care of that problem and move on to the next one. Keep it Simple.

This principle works best with a smile
Remember that you are the only you in the world.
Everything is going to be all right.

John P. Schulz—“Sweetie Drives on Chemo Days.”

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Claudia Kennedy
    Nov 02, 2015 @ 16:52:08

    After taking a long hard look at a particular Problem, I find it’s mostly my desire to have things be different, more to my liking, for example, I want my friends to be healthy and happy, not sick and unhappy, for example, The real Problem is that I need to adjust my reaction to whatever is wrong. That’s the real problem lurking behind the Problem. becomes now a matter of letting go of being in control of life.


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