You can’t solve complex problems with convenient solutions

With every tough decision, the first thing we do as human beings is think What does this look like?

We search for familiarity in an unfamiliar world. We piece together similar scenarios and rehearse in our minds what could possibly happen. All in a hope to create more predictable outcomes.

The problem is, when we begin to believe that problem solving is like choosing off a menu…

Here are your list of options. Now pick. Pick the one that does the least amount of damage or brings the greatest amount of pleasure.

Life isn’t so fixed. There are many choices available with an infinite amount of possibilities and outcomes.

To make things worse, some people will treat their list of options like a dollar menu. Because, Hey, why not pick what is fast, convenient and cheap.

Complex problems need more complex solutions. At least more thought and care than a list of conveniences.