Thursday, January 19, 2012

Box O' Soap Part II

So it turns out that eons ago, when Furbies were popular and people still watched Land Before Time movies, I wrote a post called "Box O' Soap." This is the sequel.
(And if you didn't catch my little word play, it's basically my version of a getting on my "soap box").

People need to stop making things more complicated than they need to be. Complexity is good, it provides depth to a life that would otherwise be flat and boring. But you don't need to add more than is necessary.
If you like 1% milk, don't buy one gallon of skim milk and one gallon of 2% and mix the two in equal proportions. Just buy the 1% milk.
Oh, but what if you only like 1.43% milk? Then you have to mix together near-equal proportions of 1% and 2% right?
No. You don't. Round down and drink 1%. Or if you're willing to put up with the extra calories, round up and get the 2%. Either way probably won't kill you. And you know what? It's even fine for you to drink 1.43%, as long as you don't go around complaining about how long it takes you to get a glass of milk to go with your Oreos.
I'm giving you a choice, world:
A) Stop making your own life more complicated just because for some weird reason you think it's going to make it more enjoyable or fulfilling, or B) Do exactly that, but don't complain to everyone else about it.

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