Welcome to the Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where twelve of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Conrad, but he has abdicated. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Magpie, Maria SF, ocdwriter, Padmum, Paul, Rohit, The Old Fossil and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!
Complexity is something that all of us face almost constantly in our lives. It is the exact opposite of Simplicity, but both are relative and also often interchange over time periods. In other words, what is simple today can become complex after some time and what is complex today, simple after some time.
Complex problems are solved with simple solutions and simple problems often call for complex solutions. There are also situations that evolve from simplicity to complexity and vice versa.
I therefore submit that complexity is all in our minds and has no real existence. It is we who make it what it becomes.
I personally tend to break down complexity into its component parts to understand the relationships involved among the elements and simplify to the extent possible and do what needs to be done.
See what I mean? I have taken a simple topic, made it into a complicated one and end it simply.
To further buttress my stand, I request you to spare a little over five minutes to listen to this presentataion.
Most of you may not know that I took a week end trip to Bengaluru and used the opportunity to meet up with two blogger friends.
I had of course met Anu when I had visited Bengaluru in January, but could not meet Ashok as he was away at Chennai at that time. This time around, I met the new look Anu with her hair bobbed and when I saw her walking towards me, for a moment I thought that it was a film star of similar looks. You can see the change from the older photos in my earlier post of 1st February, 2010
This time around Ashok was very much in Bengaluru and I had the pleasure of meeting these two youngsters who do so much to liven up some of our blogs and also write some very interesting posts in their own blogs as well,
Here are two photographs of the two of them way up on the seventh floor coffee shop of a spanking brand new hotel. The photos are not of great clarity as they were taken with my mobile phone. I bet however that my readers get the picture of these two intrepid bloggers.
Having taken snaps of the two of them together, I thought that I should also take individual ones so that at any opportunity, I can use them in my blogs and here they are.
I was zapped. Ashok was everything that I had expected him to be, and came across as a young man with a mature head on his shoulder. If he was intimated by my size and voice, the advocate in him did not let it come through. I am impressed with these two people. They showed me how idealism can be tempered with a dose of modern reality. I wish both of them well as I am sure all of you will too.