I like reading biographies and non-fiction books because I like snooping into other people's life. I get my daily dose from blogs and our newspapers. Today's papers comes with Mind Your Body supplement. My favourite sections in this health supplement are the interviews with The Pro and Fit&Fab people.
Today's Pro is a civil aviation medicine specialist, Dr Jarnail Singh. When asked about the type of people he loves, his answer is very simple: I love people who are simple, open-minded and who accept change. Naturally people who get his goat are: narrow-minded ones who wear blinkers, have cotton in their ears and are bogged down by layers of bureaucracy.
Now, I like this man already because I know exactly what he's talking about. I like simple people too. I've once lived with a person who can make the simplest thing very complicated and I can smell one from miles away these days. I try to avoid them like plague now.
I choose to think I'm a rather simple person myself. I'm not overly suspicious and I can be too trusting and simple minded. I forgive easily because I don't have enough capacity in my brain to hold bad and bitter memories. I'm not the vindictive sort who bears grudges because it is too taxing for me to plot and scheme against people.
I always give people the benefit of doubt but thankfully, I have pretty good instincts and trust my gut-feel. A simple person like me sometimes have a tendency to let my guard down too much that I become too vulnerable. Then again, I constantly have people on my side because of my sincerity and integrity.
My love for simplicity stretches to other things in life too. I have simple taste in clothes and food. I prefer simple experiences and activities instead of adrenalin-charged extreme sports. Even the colours that I choose are basic neutral ones. I prefer a simple lifestyle in the countryside far away from the city. My taste in music is simple and soothing. See, there is nothing complicated about me.
Like all things in life, what we need is a balance. I cannot always be an open book or there will be no happy endings.