For the most part, humans like to simplify; we like to cobble together a reliable routine of positive feedback, and let it perpetuate as long as possible.
But if you look at the hero’s journey—that predictable narrative that occurs time and again throughout the eons, urging us all to venture forth, slay a dragon, and bring back gold for the rest of the village—it becomes apparent that even though we like simplification, we LOVE people who eke simplicity out of complexity. Those storied problem-solvers who build an internal fortress made of discipline and audacity, who seek to add to it, brick by brick, by walking the hero’s path, and spreading enough wealth (which is useful information, really) for others to feel safe and shore up their OWN fortresses, so they can—if they choose to—walk the same path, perhaps into greater risks and greater rewards.
We like simplification, but we LOVE nobility.
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