Many people long for simplicity today. Books and articles pour from the presses, websites and videos proliferate, each with its own plan for simplifying your life. There are lists you can make, things you can do, steps you can take—and it all seems shiny and promising and new. But simplicity is an ancient human aspiration, whose secrets are rediscovered from age to age. In this lecture, we will attempt to mine the wisdom of the ages for the seven ways to lasting simplicity.