** ” How could something so simple be so hard?”
Here, another great lesson in life was revealed to me: The words “Simple” and “Easy” are not synonyms. I don’t even think the actual definitions share any letters in common. I wanted them to be the same, but the best I could do was to make up my own definition of each… After much contemplation, I decided that:
- The concept of Simplicity is conceptual
- The concept of Easiness is procedural
- The concept of a G, C , D chord progression is simple, not confusing.
- The process of putting them together on the fret board of a guitar for the first time is hard, not easy.
So that (applying the Bill Kammerer “’swapping the order’ law of equality” to the second statement):
- Simple = Not Confusing
- Easy = Not Hard
By doing this, I was at least able to come up with definitions that shared a common word:
The only thing that I could determine about the mutual sameness of the two concepts is that they are “NOT” the same.
Therefore: Simple ≠ Easy