Resources and happiness: Why people are happy with simplicity

Simplicity is a virtue. 

The best products are the simplest to use, look the best, and make people happy.

Minimalism is an art form all by itself.  It can be achieved with heaps of resources and scant resources.

For example, Apple has access to unlimited resources but carefully chooses the best.  Steve Jobs rediscovered Gorilla Glass, which made iPhones unscratchable so users can carry their keys and iPhone in the same pocket. 

Meanwhile, the Danish people make the best out of what they have. They’re the happiest people in the world

 “Furniture was built to last because we couldn’t afford to go and buy another piece next year, and that idea is firmly planted in the heads of our designers.  Materials are treated with respect, and there is always a good reason for why a piece looks the way it does.”

Both Apple users and Danes love their products.  They are extremely satisfied. 

In conclusion, simplicity can be achieved through a function of being resourceful and appreciating the resources you have.  It’s all about removing clutter.     

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.