Friday, November 6, 2015

Axiom 69: E=mc2

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself.
-Albert Einstein

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo da Vinci

Theoretical physicists and successful people have something in common: they know that simplicity equals success. Einstein's famous equation E=mc2 was the end result of solving long complicated equations beforehand. The end result was an elegant and simple solution.

Simplicity is not about taking shortcuts. It's not about doing half-ass work. It is about looking at the bigger picture and saying, "There's got to be a simple solution to this chaotic mess".

To be successful you must first have experience enough to fully understand a complex and chaotic situation. Once you have that knowledge look for a better solution, a simple solution. Often you will see that solutions become more and more complex until the fog clears and a utterly simple solution becomes apparent. 

Once you have found that one simple solution everything will come together and make sense.