The Lost Art of Brevity

Using Few Words to Say Much.

Despite the limits of SMS and Twitter, we seem to want to say as much as possible. Some may take shortcuts like “CUL8R” for “See You Later” but many blogs and e-mails seem to be full of fluff.

We seem to use fluff to make nice a truth in an e-mail to a loved one about how stupid they are being. A message to a co-worker about their lack of effort in work.

I once had a two page e-mail about the importance of punctuality. Why couldn’t he say “Get to work on time or there will be consequences”?

Practice Brevity. Say exactly what you mean. Keep it simple.

Categories: Life

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