It reminded me of the quote from Hamlet, “Brevity is the soul of wit.”
It was a timely reminder, too – on Thursday I have 80 people signed up for Module 1 of NLP Practitioner training.
From Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 1602:
This business is well ended.
My liege, and madam, to expostulate
What majesty should be, what duty is,
Why day is day, night night, and time is time,
Were nothing but to waste night, day and time.
Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit,
And tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes,
I will be brief: your noble son is mad:
Mad call I it; for, to define true madness,
What is’t but to be nothing else but mad?
But let that go.