quotes tagged with 'complexity'

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"

Author: Walt Whitman, Source: Song of MyselfSaved by bhquoty in complexity 6 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying. It is not how much money we make that ultimately makes us happy between nine and five. It's whether our work fulfills us. If I offered you a choice between being an architect for $75,000 a year and working in a tollbooth every day for the rest of your life for $100,000 a year, which would you take? I'm guess the former, because there is a complexity, autonomy, and a relationship between effort and reward in doing creative work, and that's worth more to most of us than money. Work that fulfills those three criteria is meaningful.

Author: Malcom Gladwell, Source: Outliers, pp.149-150Saved by mlsscaress in happiness work reward effort creativity contribution complexity autonomy satisfying meaningful 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

For every difficult and complicated question there is an answer that is simple, easily understood, and wrong.

Author: H.L. Mencken, Source: UnknownSaved by Doc in wisdom simplicity complexity shallowness 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

"I wouldn't give a fig for the simplicity on this side of complexity; I would give my right arm for the simplicity on the far side of complexity"

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. (1841-1935), Source: unknownSaved by bhquoty in effort simplicity complexity 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Why is prioritizing so difficult? In the abstract, it doesn't sound so tough. You prioritize important goals over less important goals. You prioritize goals that are "critical" ahead of goals that are "beneficial."
But what if we can't tell what's "critical" and what's "beneficial"? Sometimes it's not obvious. We often have to make decisions between one "unknown" and another. This kind of complexity can be paralyzing. In fact, psychologists have found that people can be driven to irrational decisions by too much complexity and uncertainty.
...Tversky and Shafir's study shows that uncertainty--even irrelevant uncertainty--can paralyze us.

Author: Chip Heath & Dan Heath, Source: Made to Stick --pp.35-36Saved by mlsscaress in uncertainty goals decision prioritizing critical beneficial paralysis complexity 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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