Why the complexity?

First, the Marshmallow Challenge:

Then one could wonder:

Why do people get in to all kinds of unnecessary bureaucracy and complexity?

Why not simply this?


Because of fear of failure.


Because they can’t handle failure well.


Because lack of training in handling failures.


Because of early lack of failures.


Because of early rap for failures made.


Because parent’s fear of failure.

And so it goes.

But how to break this vicious cycle of inherited fear of failure?

You help remove the person’s fear of failure by helping him fail more. And then you coach him to like his failures because he understands that there is great potential in there for learning.

Today’s motto: “Challenge. Fail fast, fail often. Learn.

20 thoughts on “Why the complexity?

  1. Why the complexity? Why any of the rest? — ’cause we NEED problems, silly!
    We PREFER to be aberrated, numbskull! — Didn’t you KNOW?? πŸ˜€

    tch! tch! Friggn’ sages!!!! — whadda they know? πŸ˜‰

    1. Flippancy aside, I’ll have a good spell digesting this OP and get back to you πŸ™‚

        1. Wow! Had a bit of time to digest the OP. Just need to validate you guys on a fabulously efficient model. Simply cuts to the chase, sans the usual bs! (expected) additives. — Yep, “Complexity?” — Wot “complexity?” πŸ˜€

            1. Always a pleasure, Geir. πŸ™‚ Btw, have you noticed how much better you FEEL, after good digestion has been processed ?? — ( burp! — Pardon me! )) πŸ˜€

    2. need/prefer problems/aberrations is only one side of the coin
      the other side is..that in fact aberrations are utterly unnecessary!
      just beat it!;-)

      1. Adam, welcome to the “Shoeniverse”, of ‘the other’. The place where the ‘other’ side of the coin simply does NOT exist!! :D. Step into that place — for a sample view — mebbe you’ll come away with that prevailing ‘understanding’ too.

        Eventually, one may come to just ‘let ’em’ BE! The hypnotized, brain-washed, mind-controlled, shut off, willfully ignorant, among us, simply refuse to consider having it any other way! (“How DARE you take away ‘our’ problem/s and/or aberrations!! ??? We have DECREED that they are all absolutely necessary!!”)

        Unfortunately, it’s only the likes of thee, me, and those free beings who care to LOOK, are able to get/see the other SIDE of the coin. And that it exists!

        Oh and what about the EDGE, too? And the legit, vs the counterfeit? and.. and?

        Still, kudos for trying, anyway! πŸ˜€

  2. Here in the United States we have a new law, if your child’s grades drop, or your child is failing, child protection services can take custody of your child through our new healthcare.

    My children have concurred it is the schools, not so much the parents. I only have a year and a half left of “But the teacher said” (school systems).

    I started “Disposable Art” in my home. I thought of turning it into a course.

      1. It doesn’t appear that you have much to worry about with this then, kuryzma, other than ‘fear’. That’s entirely natural, of course. At the end of the day, I’m sure you’ll handle any ‘meddling’ with aplomb! πŸ™‚

        1. Thank you. Failure and I are old friends. The thing I had most difficulty was getting my communication across , plainly and bluntly. I failed miserably. I did find that dramatizing and working a situation, though “sick” to me, has worked very well to break some out of a view they held near and dear to themselves about me. Fear of the school, state, legal system? I am so done with that. But many never break out of the pattern imposed.

          I am fairly sure I was asked to leave a low end trailer park recently because I was practicing disposable art and teaching some of the neighbors… Geir is hitting on some pretty tough subjects that sound simple enough, but would be taking a big step for many folks.

          I have my fears, but I am fairly sure failure and dislike are expected. πŸ˜‰

            1. It gets better. Hang in there! And HERE!! πŸ˜€

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