Just Say No – Make Your Life A Lot Simpler

make life a lot simpler, just say no

It’s hard to resist the lure of other people’s requests:

“The fear of offending can be stronger than the fear of pain”
– Girl with a Dragon Tattoo

It’s hard to resist the siren call of a thousand TV channels, a million Quora posts and a free, ubiquitous computer network overflowing with the sum of humanity’s knowledge:

“The Internet contains everything in the whole wide world ever. I don’t know about you, but I find everything in the whole wide world ever to be a bit distracting.” – Dave Gorman

But to find yourself, to find simplicity – you need to say no to everything that doesn’t matter. Practice saying no to everything by default, and making rare, precious exceptions.

It takes courage and isn’t easy. But your life will be simpler and more profound.


by Oliver Emberton, an entrepreneur, writer, programmer and artist who writes about life and how to make the most of it. Founder of Silktide. Find more information at olveremberton.com.