A ‘Can do’ mindset is considered by many as being how we should all approach life and yet, if we are fair to ourselves, we know there are many approaches to living life including that of adopting simplicity as an attitude.
Provided we harm nobody and respect the laws of the land, our way of embracing life is an individual matter. Ideally, we live a lifestyle reflecting our personal values. Actions will be undertaken in alignment with our outlook and moral code of behaviour.
Mutual respect is key to having the freedom to determine the manner in which we operate in our connected world. Few of us dwell on a desert island, cast off from society. Accordingly, choosing simplicity as an attitude requires us to make choices to implement, maintain or enhance our desired lifestyle.
Whether incorporating every area of life or only certain aspects, simplicity as an attitude is valid to the extent it offers the individual concerned the benefits hoped for. Naturally enough, it is not an attractive option for everyone.
Being a fully-fledged member of the consumer society is in a sense the direct opposite to that of embracing simplicity as an attitude. With a multitude of variants between these two positions, we are encouraged to select a way of being appropriate to who we are and how we wish to be in the world today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.
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