I want to aim for simplicity but in another sense, I do not want it to come at the sacrifice of substance. Simplicity for the sake of simplicity is not a virtue if it lacks any support in reality. Similarly, complexity for complexity is not a virtue if it fails to communicate ideas to the general public. Not every idea can be so simply expressed as there are often times other ideas that need a defense prior to an actual understanding of that idea. This logical succession of thought cannot be presented as a soundbite but no matter how difficult it may be, it should not come at the expense of desiring or aiming to educate others. Philosophers can get caught up in the most impractical issues while forgetting the most practical issues that face our culture today. However, not everything must be humanly practical in order to be intellectually appreciated but nor should everything be impractical such that it has no human application. A good thinker will use his resources to not only think about the most fundamental aspects of reality that apply to all of humanity but also have the sophistication necessary for defending it against the most precise objections.
A fine balance must be had here. If I were to analogize this, it could be comparable to an Apple computer. The system is deceptively simple in appearance but remains appealing and operable in accord to the goals that you wish to achieve. However, internally it is much more complex and that complexity is itself what grounds its simplicity. In this way, I think we can provide a simple presentation of ideas for the general public while keeping the complexity to ourselves unless an individual requests more information. In doing so, the average person will posses truth in a manner that they can understand and if desired, they can learn more upon request. To accomplish this balance, I do not want to sacrifice writing on complex topics entirely but I cannot keep it hidden from all readers. Hence, I think it would be appropriate to thereby add the tags [C] for Complex and [S] for Simple prior to the article’s title to allow readers to choose what is appropriate to their level of understanding and/or interest.
Unfortunately, it will be difficult to perfect this balance as not everyone will appreciate the length of my posts while others will not appreciate the simplicity of my content. Nevertheless, this is a shortcoming that I will need to live with as I cannot possibly please everyone. My central focus is not on satisifying every specific hobby, topic, and interest of every group but to emphasize the application of truth in the ethical, social, and political aspects of our being regardless of whether it is politically correct or not. To accomplish this as simply and clearly as possible, it’s important to avoid unnecessary words. In other words, we should not substitute words like “ball” with “a spherical bouncy concrete object of a particular hunk of matter” unless we are investigating the nature of such things. We should be clear, concise, and to the point while organizing our thoughts in a logical manner in a way that focuses on the essential issue at hand. To be sure, I’ll fail to accomplish this as I have in the past but I will continue to strive to be as simple as I can.