There is a short section from one of Jack Johnson’s surf films, A Brokedown Melody, that I always enjoy. I couldn’t post the whole video so I found a clip of the section I am referring to, specifically 1:31 – 1:47 (Brokedown Melody Trailer).
Simplicity should not be underestimated as a tool for effectiveness. As I get older my vocabulary increases, my thought process, at times, becomes more complex, and there is increasing pressure to be professional. Sometimes I forget that it’s alright to be simple when writing. It’s easy to try to construct a profound argument in order to sound educated and feel confident that a higher grade will be awarded or adults will see a certain level of maturity. I understand there are times when more complex language is needed, however I firmly believe simplicity will never go out of style.