A Bit 'o Random Musings on Politics, Religion, and Anything Else That Passes Through My Crazy Head

Monday, August 13, 2012

Simple vs. Easy

Recently, one of my co-workers chose this book for our book club book:

If you can't read the title, it is: "This is How: Proven Aid in Overcoming Shyness, Molestation, Fatness, Spinsterhood, Grief, Disease, Lushery, Decrepitude & More. For Young and Old Alike."

As you might (or might not) guess from the title, the book is a self-help book which makes fun of self-help books while at the same time offering some good advice.  Fair warning before you take up this book: if you have a problem with swearing or really blunt advice, this book is not for you.

One thing that stuck out to me from reading it (I truly enjoyed it!) was a quote by Mr. Burroughs, the author: "It's simple, but it's not easy."  He used this as example of how a principle or piece of advice can be simply expressed but devilishly difficult to follow.  How true that is.  Faith is a simple principle, but it's not easy to believe.

Still, if all else fails, remember this:

And if you don't get that, you really should read Harry Potter.

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