It comes with an affordance

Economic logic suggests that more is better. Psycho-logic often believes that less is more.*
(Rory Sutherland)

Affordance is a property or feature of an object which presents a prompt on what can be done with this object. In short, affordances are cues which give a hint how users may interact with something, no matter physical or digital. For example, when you see a door handle, it is a prompt you can use it to open the door.**
(UX Planet)

I love products that can be figured out instinctively: simple on the outside yet complex within.

It feels as though life comes to us this way, with instinctual clues as to who were are and what we ought to be doing: curiosities, talents, energies. Follow these and we move into the deep and ever-more complex. I’ll borrow some words from Nassim Taleb to describe aspects of this: life becomes more dynamic rather than static, multi-dimensional rather than one-dimensional, and interactional rather than “actional.”^

The journal is an intuitive tool towards this. Where we begin is not where we end up – with its blank pages, you only need begin writing and are led to amazingly complex places:

Writing is more powerful than simple meditation for the same reason that writing down your goals is more powerful than leaving them in your head.^^

Just follow your “pathway of intuition.”

(*From Rory Sutherland’s Alchemy.)
(**From UX Design Planet’s Design Glossary: How to Use Affordances in User Interfaces.)
(^From Nassim Taleb’s Skin in the Game.)
(^^From Ben Hardy’s Willpower Doesn’t Work.)
*^A phrase borrowed from Frank Laubach’s Letters by a Modern Mystic.)

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