Mental Health is Simplicity

Mental health is characterized by simplicity, mean what you say, say what you mean. Addiction is characterized by deception and confusion. Anti-social behavior is characterized by verbosity, gaslighting, and complexity.

Consider the idea of simplicity. Henry David Thoreau is famous for his quote:

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen.

The computer scientist Edsger Dijkstra commented, “simplicity is the hallmark of truth— we should know better, but complexity continues to have a morbid attraction. When you give an academic audience a lecture that is crystal clear from alpha to omega, your audience feels cheated and leaves the lecture hall commenting to each other: ‘That was rather trivial, wasn’t it?’ The sore truth is that complexity sells better.”

A metric of mental health and successful therapy or coaching is simplicity. Talk to us today about how we can help you with simplicity for yourself and your relationships. Your stress level will thank you.