What is being simple? My discussion of being simple here is someone being simple at heart. Who believes everything said to them. Such people are not fools. They are innocent, pure like a dew drop. Though being simple is an outdated virtue, it is still a ‘virtue‘.
When you say you are simple, be one.
The fact is, you cannot try to become simple. Either you are simple, or you are not. Simple people pay a heavy price for inhabiting this quality. Trusting the person/ persons in front of him or her is the virtue such people are born with. Whatever is said to them, they accept or believe. They don’t dissect the sentences or words told to them. Neither do they doubt what is said nor do they analyze.
The sad part is, such people are often taken for granted.
People mock them behind their backs. Making faces to one another while being in conversation with such people is a common thing. But simple people ignore these guile behaviors and move on instead. One reason is to save relationships, and the other is they are too good to fall down to the level of mocking people. They notice, but choose to ignore it.
Cunning people often make fools out of simple, innocent people. They overpower them, tease and make fun of them. But it’s their choice. As I said, you are either simple or not. If you are simple, you can never be cunning like others. When you know that you are a simple person, trust me it’s a virtue very few people possess. You can say, it’s an extinct virtue.
As days pass by,
the world is becoming more competitive. Everyone wants to lead. People wish to have fun and enjoy themselves. Everything is acceptable if you are not hurting or fooling someone. To fool someone to get your work accomplished is to cheat. Be it workplace or home, if you are mocking someone, or fooling them with your tricks and gimmicks, beware.
Karma is real. As real as sun, wind, and rain. What you have done, will return back. The best part of being simple, and naive is, you can sleep with a light heart. Without the burdens of having wronged or backstabbed someone. It’s another thing, that such people keep thinking, have I hurt someone? 24/7.
Isn’t it a funny thing
that artificial, guileful people exist so effortlessly. They behave as if nothing happened. After lying, and cheating upon someone also, they walk with their heads high. High heels are acceptable, it will trouble only your back. But walking with high heads that too after being manipulative, not acceptable. It will affect the peace and heart of the person who you have exploited. The one who you have manipulated might forgive you, but nature won’t. Nature gives back. People don’t realize.
The moral of the story is if you get fooled, but don’t fool others, you are on the right track. If you get manipulated, but yet choose not to be manipulative, then big cheers to you. If others mock and make fun of you, still you have maintained cordial relations with them, trust me, humanity is still alive only because of people like you. After getting backstabbed, if forgiveness is what you chose, then you are rare.
This is what simplicity and simple people have become. So in the proportion of 99: 1, that is artificial: simple, choose the latter. As I said, being simple is an outdated virtue. If you are still carrying this legacy, be proud of yourself.
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