True Simplicity


10/25/20221 min read

Simplicity is hard for me. I never really understood it. In my youth, I experienced cognitive dissonance when acknowledging the value and virtue of simplicity, because part of me kept insisting that it can't be morally wrong to look too deeply. To my younger self, this resistance seemed validated by the obvious observation that there is always more to any subject.

Life proved me wrong. There is, actually, a limit to what can be apprehended for any given subject. That is, there's a subjective threshold. The subjectivity of this threshold is the really tricky and deceptive part. Objective necessity sure helps.

This is why we need to be needed; or at least, we need need itself. I know that without necessity, the infinite possibilities would destroy me.

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