Thursday, February 16, 2012

Keep it simple, Stupid!

KISS principle is one of may favorite principles. KISS is an acronym for the principle Keep it simple, Stupid!

KISS Principle:
The KISS principle states that most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complex, therefore simplicity should be a key goal and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.

There are also other variations of this acronym: "keep it short and simple", "keep it simple or be stupid" or "keep it simple and sincere." But the point is same.

Acronym was created by Kelly Johnson who was an aircraft engineer.
This principle most likely finds its origins in words of this great minds:

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler"
~ Albert Einstein
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication"
~ Leonardo da Vinci
"It seems that perfection is reached not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away"
~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Do you have principles in your life to share with me? What they mean to you?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Golden rule

It is time for second post on this new blog about happiness. I will start with some easy topic. Just to warm up for future articles. This time I'll talk to you about the Golden rule.

Golden rule in life: 
What you do not wish to yourself, do not do to others. 

This is first thing you need to have in your mind, whatever you do in life. Your freedom is on the edge of freedom of the others.

But, why is this important for happiness?

The answer is easy. What you give you will get. And don't think that it is some stupid phrase, believe me, it is obviously true.

In life, everything that you share it is smaller. If you share apple it is smaller, if you share pear it is smaller, only if you share happiness it is bigger.

We are all one. When one is harmed, all are harmed. When one is helped, all are healed
~ unknown

Golden rule have various  variations and some of them you can find in this very beautiful video by the Humanity Healing Network. I recommend you to take look on this 8 minutes video is worth your time.

"Every religion emphasizes human improvement, love, respect for others, sharing other people's suffering. On these lines every religion had more or less the same viewpoint and the same goal."
~ His Holiness the Dalai Lama

So today, follow Golden rule and share your happiness with others. Sooner or lather it will return to you at last in same amount, but often it is doubled in returning.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The beginning

This is the beginning of my writing in English language. So, primary purpose of this blog is to learn English by writing articles here. For long time I have good understanding and reading, but my conversation and writing skills are not so good. I think that it is time to change that.

On this blog you will find interesting things that I have learned, and still em learning. They will mostly be about positive things in life. I will try to help you to find happiness :). There will bi some serious text, but also funny and interesting things.

I will be very grateful for every help in my English writing.

I have plan to activly write on this blog, so see you soon.