The Simplicity of Existence

The need to keep things simple in life

Ben Shelley

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Photo by Samantha Gades on Unsplash

The ability to unwind and play is very easy when you are young.

It forms almost all of your day and you cannot avoid it. It is essential to your well-being, so much so that you learn through play.

At school and home. It is only when you begin to age that formalised sterilised learning comes to fruition when you need to sit behind a desk to take notes, revise and pass a set of tests that you are told are essential.

In many ways, this indoctrination lasts throughout your school career.

You are told that this is important or that you need to think a certain way, otherwise employers will not look twice. You are told again and again the importance of the learning framework and how it should be considered ahead of everything else, yet is that the case?

The Simplicity of Existence

Life is quite simple when you truly think about it. You are born, you then live for as long as you are provided with life and then you die.

In the years that you are provided with the ability to achieve is provided to you and you can either accept that or reject it completely out of hand and that is something that we should never understate.

We are provided with such a limited time to tick off everything that we wish to that it can feel overwhelming but to do nothing here is akin to madness, as there is no second chance. You cannot hit replay and go back to the start to replay the game of life and try again. All you can do is attempt to do as much as you can with whatever time that you have.

Some of us understand this whilst others are rather more hesitant. They choose to overcomplicate life, walking away from situations that they do not consider to be perfect for their life plans or goals, all the time forgetting that it is in the simplicity of existence that we excel as a species.

Learn Through Play

When we are young we understand and appreciate this. We pick up toys and create scenarios in our mind's eye that provide us with an escape simply because it is fun and places a smile on our faces.

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Ben Shelley

Someone who has no idea about where their place is in this world, yet enjoys writing about books, education, entertainment and videogames