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Simple Or Complex

You’ve probably heard the expression a thousand times before; ‘there are two types of people in this world... ‘ Well, there are probably a whole lot more than two types of people in the world, but for all intensive purposes, I’m going to make that claim here in this post in order to better explain myself; so here goes: There are two types of people in this world, the people who get in a room full of buttons and start to press every one or the type of people who get in a room full of buttons and don’t touch a single one.

The difference has to lie within curiosity. Picture yourself in a room full of buttons and screens… kind of like the last scene of the matrix. Do you sit there pressing buttons and, perhaps, making things happen. Or do you, like I picture myself, simply not touch a single button. Having no desire or intrigue to touch a single one. Stick me in a room full of buttons with zero directions and I highly doubt a button gets pressed. Furthermore, I’d probably go out of my way to make sure a button doesn’t get touched so as not to mess up anything and draw me into some sort of karmatic task of pressing an array of buttons. However, many out there, and I would argue most would act differently. I’d say most people are drawn in by button pressing and curiosity gets the best of them. How do I come to this conclusion? I base it entirely on cell phone use. Allow me to explain…

Take a look at the front page of your cell phone right now. Now open it up and start viewing how many pages of apps you have. Do you have folders for a whole bunch of apps? What I’m trying to point out here is that your cell phone is the room full of buttons. Do you add buttons to press? Do you have a ridiculous amount of apps? So does everybody, you think No, not me. I chose simplicity. I have one single page of apps on my phone. On that page I have one single folder where I store the apple i-phone apps that I never use. That’s it. Just one page. I’ve only come across one person in my life that has less apps than me. It was humbling, and I immediately went to bed that night and deleted three apps that I figured I could easily do without.

What does this have to do with Bipolar Disorder. I honestly have no clue. I know for sure that psych wards have trained me into being a non-button person. I have learned in my psych ward training that it is better to want less and need little. It is better to ask less questions and learn to be adaptable and content with any situation any number of these psych ward visits can throw at you.

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