you are addicted to complexity

I keep coming back to this quote from William Gibsons All tomorrow’s parties again and again. It sums up life neatly.

“I do not deal in outcomes.”

“But you do,” the voice says. “You’ve dealt a few for me, after all. You become an outcome.”

“No,” the man says, “I simply discover that place where I am supposed to be.”

“You make it sound so simple. I wish that it were that simple for me.”

“It could be,” the man says, “but you are addicted to complexity”