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"Life Is Barren Enough Surely With All Her Trappings; Let Us Therefore Be Cautious How We Strip Her."

A Quote From Samuel Johnson.

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“Life is barren enough surely with all her trappings; let us therefore be cautious how we strip her.”
-- Samuel Johnson

I've been thinking a lot about simplicity lately, and I've realized that for me, the danger is to simplify too much. So, as always, Johnson's words resonated.

* Twitter is great. I mentioned that I loved the theme song from the movie The Exorcist, and someone sent me a link to Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells. I'd never heard the whole thing before.

* Speaking of Twitter, follow me @gretchenrubin.

Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project, a book and a blog about her adventures learning to be happier.

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