A friend once told me, “The right explanation is often the simplest one.”
I think there is some truth to this.
That often times we are working so hard for the outside world to fit our narrow worldview, we do mental gymnastics to make sense of things. Creating drama or making something way more complicated or worse lying to ourselves instead of seeing the world as it really is.
The world, the universe is complex. The systems we have created are a reflection of this. It’s hard work to do the math to make sense of it all. So, instead, we create hoops to jump through. Sometimes these shortcuts can be really useful so we don’t cripple our abilities to make decisions. It can also make things way more complicated rather than seeing what is right in front of their nose all along.