“Progress is made by lazy men looking for easier ways to do things.” -Robert Heinlein
I disagree! I don’t think it is lazy to look for an easier way to do things at all!
In this century, we’ll all running around like headless chooks trying to make ends meet. Life seems to get faster and faster every year, and I don’t think it’s necessarily just because we’re getting older and slower…
Every new labour saving device means theoretically that we have more time. So how come we end up with less?
Looking for an easier way to do things isn’t necessarily about labour saving devices, nor is it about paying someone else to do it for you (except in the case of ironing, where I strongly advocate that getting someone else to do it is worth every cent!)
Seeking the easy way (as opposed to the hard way) is all about making it easier on yourself.
Most women have a hard time with guilt. And one of the biggies in the world of women’s guilt is that she ‘should’ be able to have it all. The high-powered career. The bulging bank account. The stunning body. The amazing marriage. The gorgeous kids. The immaculate house. Home-cooked dinner on the table by 6 every night…. yada yada yada…
Of course, none of that is realistic, is it?
It is sensible and realistic to seek out and take the easy way whenever possible.
It’s far better than self-destructing. Or ending up as a puddle of butter from racing around and around and around, like the tigers in the old childhood story Little Black Sambo.
I’d like to start some discussions around the topic of finding the easy way – about making things simpler, easier and less stressful for us all, so that in the end our lives have a better equilibrium and a touch of serenity – secure in the knowledge that we’ve got what we need to handle, handled in the easiest possible way.
Hands up those who’d be interested in something like this? (leave a comment below, or pop me a quick email – theclearingspace at gmail dot com)