A buddy of mine commented that he felt I was complicated. Boy, I didn't take that as a compliment.
I interpreted "complicated" as "high maintenance" (diamonds, fancy homes/cars/clothes, plastic surgery...) so I disagreed, stating that I just want a simple life, to which he just laughed out loud.
I guess our definitions of what a simple life is vastly different.
He felt that because I happen to enjoy opera (he knows I used to teach it...and he came along with my class on our yearly opera outing), that made me complicated.
He saw simple living as more "back to the land" without things like skiing, symphonies, multiple homes, museums, gourmet cooking.
Whereas I see it as enjoyment of the best humans and nature have to offer and it doesn't necessary have to be expensive.
My definition of simple living includes art, music, inventive cuisine, the world, sports and lots more. It is a life of awareness and inclusion without excess.
Would you classify that under "complicated"?