Wednesday, 25 February 2009

So Simple

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.

9 comments:

ckl said...

Many years ago my ex-boss said to me once: you are such a simple person, just look at the clothes you wear... at that time I wasn't sure if that was a compliment or insult but now after reading you just wrote, maybe it was a compliment after all :-)

charlie hotel said...

He's got a cool moustache though!

WaterLearner said...

I like simplicity too. More straightforward and less clutter mentally also.

In this world where people value packaging and presentation, I am who I am, Inside and Outside. But I guess such a value is at times not appreciated in the corporate world.

Blur Ting said...

CKL - You must take it as a compliment! I was just thinking about you yesterday cos I haven't seen your comments. Then I wonder how hard it is to keep in touch with readers like you. I was thinking of leaving a comment in my blog to ask you how you are and whether you have moved and settled down properly in your new place. And here you are!

Blur Ting said...

CH - Yes indeed.

Blur Ting said...

Water - From what I've read in your blog, you're a sensible girl with your priorities in the right place.

EE said...

Already a set of minimum activities is leaving one feeling busy. There is really no need to further complicate. Stay simple and live simply!

Fresh Fry aka 福星 said...

word! word! =)))

The Real Mother Hen said...

Simplicity is often the best.