Simple Enough

To fully understand something, we are required to break it down to it’s simplest form. It is the ability to leave out as much as we can, focusing solely on what matters the most. If we would continue to look at everything regardless of prior experiences, we would go crazy.

A key is to examine what matters the most and reducing to the simplest of facts we are learning. The first time we try something is complicated because we haven’t yet learned what not to consider in our deductions. With experience, we can learn to find only the critical aspects to analyze for our what actions we will take in finding a better way. Wisdom comes from simplifying the complex.

I think we would all prefer a surgeon that has learned from 1,000+ surgical procedures over one that is performing their second. The one performing their second procedure hasn’t yet learned what is unattached and unimportant so that he can concentrate only on what matters most. Ideally, the one performing with great experience and found wisdom keeps it very simple, yet precise for the best result.

“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” — Albert Einstein —


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