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A refreshing lack of complexity

Do not lie. Do not steal. Do not be lazy.


Last updated 1/29/2021 at 11:47am

The Inca lived by three simple rules: “Do not lie. Do not steal. Do not be lazy.” This lovely and simple approach to life was the code of conduct that guided most aspects of Incan culture, and if the staggering complexity and beauty of Machu Picchu are any indication, they certainly stuck to the last one.

The Incas were the final native Andean people to rule over much of South America before the conquest by the Spaniards in the late 16th century. By most accounts, the Inca culture demonstrated a level of sophistication in a number of areas (government, economy, architecture, infrastruct...

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