Welcome to the first issue of Simplify Magazine! This is a project born from many months of cooperation and hard work, because taking ideas and crafting them into reality is rarely a simple task. Yet, from the very beginning, we have been united and motivated around one cause: the successful creation of a digital publication that helps families focus on the things that matter most.
Early on, we realized that to accomplish this goal:
- We’d need to recruit some of the sharpest minds in the world today to contribute in-depth, practical articles. We have.
- We’d need to unite around a specific, relevant theme each quarter and not be afraid to dive deeply into the topic. We have.
- We’d need to create a beautiful, reader-focused experience that displays and promotes simplicity from the first page to the last page. We have.
- And we’d need an engaged community to support the work—drawing inspiration each quarter to become the best version of themselves. Thank you!
Using detailed articles, each issue of Simplify Magazine explores one relevant topic for the modern family. For our first issue, we have centered on the theme of happiness.
In the 17th century, the great mathematician and philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, “All men seek happiness. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end. This is without exception.”
The difference between one person and another, Blaise continued, is not whether they search for happiness—this is a pursuit common to all of us. What differentiates one human being from another is how they define it and where they choose to search for it.
We chose happiness as our debut topic, not just because it is a universal concern, but more so because the pursuit of happiness becomes the intentional and unintentional driving force for so many of our life’s decisions. These include big decisions, little decisions, and everything in between.
Happiness matters a lot to your family. Consider carefully how you will pursue it.