Rules of Programming: Keep It Simple, Stupid!
At all times, the best way to solve a problem, is to do it in a simple and clear way. That's where the KISS principle comes in as a reminder. Keep It Simple, Stupid.
Doing the simple thing is not easy though. It requires training and skills. Sometimes it's harder to solve a problem in a simple way, than to actually solve the problem itself.
It may sound like a cliché, but less is definitely more. So, from now on when you write code - think of the KISS principle and try to do things the simple way. You'll thank yourself in the end.
Rule #8 of Programming:
Keep It Simple, Stupid!