[Principle of Least Effort] - The behavior of humans follows the path of least resistance
Humans operate on the Principle of Least Effort: given several paths, we will pick the easiest. This one single primarily principle of any human actions, animal, or even an intelligent machine, whether it is in verbal communication or in searching for something, is the expenditure of the least amount of effort to accomplish a task.
Users interfaces: cause people prefer apps that allow them to directly accomplish tasks with a minimum number of steps, designers have strived to provide their users with simple way to browse around and consume new content in a natural way. Scrolling down on social networks, swiping down to refresh or swiping right or left on Tinder to say if you’re interested in someone are ultimate expression of simplicity. It speaks to all of us seeking do acheive any type of things on a screen simply and naturally.
Human languages, for instance, have continuously evolved and become simpler so that users of languages expend minimal effort to use them effectively.
Many businesses try to reduce the customer effort down to a maximum. Look at online purchasing. Buying a book on Amazon with one click was a tremendous move in simplicity and removal of customer friction. Not to mention the launch of Amazon itself at its inception: books will be delivered at your doorstep. People did not need to go to a bookstore anymore (well, that is the story of eCommerce anyway:).
If I’ve got to cross a road, and the crossword 400 meters away, I’ll surely take a chance – even if riskier, to cross from where I am.
Yet, certainly, the wise learn many things from their enemies; for caution preserves all things. From a friend you could not learn this, but your foe immediately obliges you to learn it. For example, the states have learned from enemies, and not from friends, to build lofty walls, and to possess ships of war. And this lesson preserves children, house, and possessions.
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It’s saying no.
That’s your first hint that something’s alive. It says no. That’s how you know a baby is starting to turn into a person. They run around saying no all day, throwing their aliveness at everything to see what it’ll stick to. You can’t say no if you don’t have desires and opinions and wants of your own. You wouldn’t even want to.
No is the heart of thinking.