and simplicity were the guidelines for most of my (professional)
life. Maybe that is the reason why most of the (everyday) problems
appear too complex to me?
may be described as the art of systematic oversimplification.
R. Popper: The logic of scientific discovery, Hutchinson,
aim of science is to seek the simplest explanation of complex facts.
We are apt to fall into the error of thinking that the facts are
simple because simplicity is the goal of our quest. The guiding
motto in the life of every natural philosopher should be "Seek
simplicity and distrust it".
North Whitehead: Concepts of nature, Cambridge University