The simplicity movement is not new ["Planting Seeds for Simpler Life," Nov. 25]. Was it Thoreau who exhorted us to "Simplify, simplify!"? Nonetheless, I am delighted to see a resurging interest in the aphorism "Less is more." Though it may not result in more meaningful lives, practicing simplicity will certainly reduce debt and clutter.
I find it noteworthy that this significant article appears in the Business section, which is all about maximizing material goods and encouraging conspicuous consumption. The core of simplicity is plainness, absence of embellishment.