Do you ever catch yourself saying “It’s complicated”? Is it, really? Or is it that you can’t be bothered to break it down and explain it to yourself (or others), in simple terms?

Complexity isn’t a quality, like, say, chocolate flavour or temperature, as in “It’s chococlatey”, or, “It’s cold”. Complexity is a facet of how we think about things.

In a discussion, it’s fine to categorise something as ‘complicated’, just make sure you don’t really believe it.