Friday, August 6, 2010

Glorification is mother of all scope creep

Glorification is mother of all scope creep

Why things are glorified?
  • Mental, the way we are
  • Environment, the way we grow up

It is innate desire to create esteem that we are doing something really worth, complex (not so easy) and big (vast scope) that not any one can do easily

It also gives satisfaction of achieving intellect

Need of glorification stems from our mental needs of being valuable, having self esteem of being valuable and doing valuable

We are humans, the creatures of emotion

Smart things are complex than the thing being related as reference

That is what we learn since our childhood
Our ability to model complexity is also limited at that time which evolves over a period

But as we learn to model (or understand) complex enough things to our ability
We learn an important lesson,
A degree of additional smartness requires additional consideration
As we keep adding smartness and interdependence, complexity keeps growing
Progressively challenging our complexity modeling ability at that age

This is first thing we get learned early on and continued for long

What is the obvious thing we register?
Things are not simple as they look.

But if we take look at same thing after a long time, we find it simpler.
With our learning of common patterns of interdependency and various forms of structural relationships in systems, we are able to understand better and handle more complex things further

Most difficult to perceive thing is “Simple”
This is because our mindset built so
Things must be complex enough to build extra smartness

Complexity and Smartness have correlation
Because the complex system can handle more situations

Can simple be Smarter?
Does it handles more and higher interdependent cases than reference being related? NO.

Simpler can also be smarter
by making it to its original simple form, not by being simple

Smarter is the process

Reducing things to further irreducible form

Simple is not Obvious

What gets embossed on to our mind during those early days of analytical competence development is
Things “must” be complex though it looks simple
Fact that things “can” be complex

However simple things can be,
our beliefs, creativity and selective perceiving treats them as Complex

This makes most obvious and simple things (like common sense) are missed by miles