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Monday, January 17, 2011

Simple and Complicated

     What is complicated?  Things get complicated sometimes, and I never seem to see it coming.  I wonder why?  I know life isn't as simple as it might seem.  Something seems simple, and then suddenly, it's complicated.  I'm not even sure how to put this stuff into words.

Here's simple:


     That's pretty simple, right?  Well, maybe not for some people.  I do know a few who couldn't figure that out.  But for me, it's simple.  And while I'm looking at that, realizing how simple it is, here comes some idiot who writes this kind of crap on the blackboard next to me:

     What the hell is this shit?  It's so complicated!  Maybe to the guy who wrote it it's pretty simple?  But to me, I can't even figure out what it's supposed to mean!  So what, am I a caveman now when it comes to math?  Probably.  I've been out of school for so long, and honestly never really progressed past high school math.  Have I made a point here?  Probably not.  Sometimes things are just all mixed up and...complicated.  I wish they were still simple, but they aren't.

     I like to write.  Simple, right?  Not really.  I can write any kind of book I want, even self publish it afterwards.  But then things get complicated.  Should I try and find a literary agent?  Should I try to hook myself up with a small publisher?  Maybe I should self publish the book?  If I self publish something I have to make up my own book cover, or pay someone to make a cover for me.  I have to promote the book myself.  How much will it cost?  Will I get a few and sell them personally?  How about taxes?  Should I donate books to libraries?  Will libraries even take my books?  Will...should...I just...AAAAUUUUGGGGHHH!

     Now writing is complicated.  Now it's no longer about the story I wrote, and has just become complicated!  Pure things never seem to stay pure!  And have I made my point yet?  No.  Why?  Because it's COMPLICATED!

     I see things as how I want them to be.  How simple they could be.  But still, they get complicated.  I'm sure at least one person will read this and know what it's really about.  And what is it really about?  It's...complicated.  Maybe more than one will read it and think they understand?  Who knows?  That would be really funny, actually.  Have you read this and thought that I was maybe writing about something in your life?  You thought things were simple, but before you knew it, they became really complicated?


  1. Some people seem to enjoy making things complicated, perhaps in a thinly veiled way to justify their job.
    In the UK, Local Government, utility companies, the inland revenue are notorious for it.

    Differential calculus I could handle at the time.

  2. Steve, I should have remembered you were a math and science teacher and would understand the complicated math! *chuckle*