A Simple Life

What's a simple life to you? To live in the wilderness and have a communion with nature?  I remember Lin Yu Tang's 1937 acclaimed book, The Importance of Living  生活的藝術; Lin Yutang 林語堂 , a renowned and influential Hokkien Chinese writer wrote both in Chinese and English. He did not just compile and translate Chinese texts into English which became bestsellers in the West but several books he wrote including My Country and My People 吾國與吾民 and The Importance of Living 生活的 藝術 did sell well too and popularize Chinese philosophy and way of life. In The Importance of Living, he advocated a simple life as a way to enjoy life. That include taking walks, drinking tea, and having long talks with friends. With a smart phone in hand, we can do all three, I suppose.