The problem with too many shortcuts

On the street I live on, the city decided to tear down over two dozen, beautiful, 80 year old oak trees.

The reason?

Roots were destroying the sidewalk.

What a waste.

Shortcuts are a fast solution to an urgent problem. The problem with shortcuts is that they lead to more shortcuts.

Small, seemingly inconsequential decisions and cost cutting measures don’t look all that bad at first until the Band-Aids begin to peel.