I find myself spending a lot of time telling people that things are really complex and we are not good at complexity. But the result of identifying things as complex, nonlinear, and quantum entangled forces us to realize or limitations. That is the limits of our self-power and we, then, need to look for outside power which is all around us.

Yes, this is another part of Buddhist wisdom but it doesn’t require anything but mindfulness and compassion to see. All the suffering is from trying to cut ourselves off from everything around us so we can take credit for it. But the price of that credit is too high.

What I see many people doing, particularly facing the massive disruption of the pandemic, is serious cleaning. That includes making things as simple and open as possible. Extreme complexity drives us to simplicity and humility.

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