Writing Less Is Harder Than Writing More All it takes to be happy is having everything. Writing a long email is way easier than writing one sentence. Insight: The fewer the words, the more thought required. The happier the person, the more effort to be that way. Next Blog By jeff noel Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites. View all of jeff noel's posts.