Simplicity, Refinement, Minimalism —
are all admirable pursuits…
as long as you’re not trying to simplify a brick.
A brick is a brick.
You can polish a brick all day long, but at the end of the day, it’s still going to be a brick (albeit a shiny one).
The ones that are capable of learning to take a step back, self-assess, and see the difference between a brick and a gem, have the traits of someone brilliant.
xoxo Josh Waggoner
‘Brevity is the soul of wit.’ Email me your thoughts on this post. Can you reduce the essential idea further?