Simplicity Needs to be Taught

The simple things in life need to be taught and understood. We have forgotten a lot of the simple things. We think simple doesn’t need an explanation, so we say nothing. Why waste our breath? Everyone knows, for a while, but then we forget. We’ve forgotten more than we know.

Some cultures are dying out. The collective knowledge of the elders is being lost because languages are dying out. Many young people are assimilating into modern culture and don’t really think that their own native tongue is an important thing to hold on to. Things aren’t passed down from generation to generation like they used to be. A lot of universal truths, natural remedies, and stories have been lost forever. It’s a shame too. To quote the rapper Shad, “We compromise who we are and run the very serious risk of losing ourselves completely.”

It seems that everything is more complicated these days. It doesn’t need to be. Let’s remember the simple truths that we have. Let’s make sure that we teach them to others so that they won’t be forgotten.