The older I get, the more I appreciate simplicity.
As a teenager, I remember getting excited if a new ice cream flavour showed up on the horizon.
Then, there were potato chips.
Potato chips in the basic flavour were fabulous, but then we learned there was a sour cream & onion flavour, barbecue, hot ‘n spicy and a host of other options. Everything changed. Suddenly, the humble potato chip could not be enjoyed on its own merit. It became a mere conveyor of seasonings and spices.
Human beings have a knack for complicating things, and unnecessary complexity – invariably – gives rise to disagreements because we suddenly have this ‘need’ for others to like our flavour preferences.
We can argue from now until the cows come home, but ‘a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still‘.