Screen Shot 2013-08-19 at 10.18.37 AMEvery year about this time I think about going to see a few movies at TIFF and just like today, every time I go to their website I get confused by the process of getting tickets and end up giving up and not going.

I think my failure to engage is a result of Complexification.

Complexification is about making simple things complex.

The problem is that we do it to ourselves all the time. We’re often making life more complex than it needs to be.

I’m reminded of the quote first attributed to Blaise Pascal who said that “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.”

And that’s why we’re doing it more and more often. We have less and less time to get things done so without the luxury of taking time to think something through, we’re throwing everything we can at a problem in the hope that something sticks.

And in the process, we’re making things overly complex.