There are moments in my life where I find a comfort in the thought of a simplistic lifestyle. I feel a pulling toward a calmer and more relaxed state thinking of all the the areas where I can begin to simplify and reduce the noise.
Then, there is a pull in the other direction. It comes from a fear that others might not appreciate the same level of simplicity and would only get discouraged.
In the tug of war, the complexity of relationships has been stronger than the pursuit of simplicity.