Wednesday, August 10, 2022

I've pretty much had it with "It's complicated"...

A crime of note, insanity/stupidity, and in the "Apparently math his not his strong suit and why is this fool making medical laws?" department...

OK, I'll admit that I ask a lot of questions. Whether it's about sailboat design, current politics, or just subjects I happen to find interesting. The thing is I'm finding the answer to just about everything these days is that

"It's complicated"

Most things are seldom overly complicated and the "It's complicated" answer is, more often than not, someone's way of avoiding answering the question for a variety of reasons. None of which have anything to do with complication. Well, maybe in the case involving the complication of pretending the answers are complicated because you don't like the answer or feel that you might piss somebody off applies.

Of course, being of a certain age I no longer care about pissing folks off and really don't give a fuck what folks think.

So yeah, world hunger, climate change, and the ecology? The answers are simple, well within our abilities, and known for decades. Why folks say the answers are complicated is because they'll really piss off some people in a big way requiring those in leadership to admit we live in a finite system and growth cannot be supported past what a finite system provides. The hard part is the powers that be need to become a bipedal organism with a backbone able to stand up to greedheads who simply don't give a shit past their insatiable need for more.

Same goes for what passes for most issues in our personal lives. Problems almost always have simple answers but we insist on complicating it all instead of just doing the needful. There's a big difference between "need" and "want". If you can't function in a reality-based environment enough to deal with required compromise because you want to have your cake and eat it too, you're just out of luck.

Oops, I sometimes forget this is a boatish blog so I'll point out if you're on a minimum wage income you really should not buy that $100K hurricane cat and would be a lot happier with a CAL or Catalina 25.  The same applies for getting any boat that exceeds what makes sense for your income.

Seriously, just do the math.

Listening to a party playlist

So it goes...