"I have always been highly suspicious of things that ought to be simple but have become too intricate for me to grasp. And I am doubly suspicious of those who make them so. Trust what is simple and can be understood at a glance. Anything more elaborate, investigate carefully and thoroughly; if it's too convoluted for you to grasp, pull back."
Monday, March 9, 2009
Trust what is simple
On the flight home from the WCC tourney in Vegas, I was flipping through Forbes magazine and came across this advice from Paul Johnson, "eminent British historian and author," in his weekly column in the magazine.