Oregon, bared wire . . .
On the road in the American Northwest.
. . . The Complication Cycle . . .
contrast to the richness of natural complexity—is
difficulty which serves no purpose and is therefore
without reason or meaning.
Complicatedness is essentially the result of a
failure of perception; it leads to convoluted and
unnecessarily difficult systems of thought and
design. These, if left unchecked, go on to further
reinforce the original failed perception, which in
turn, like a dog chasing its own tail, leads in a
kind of false, cyclical way*, to even
more difficult systems of thought and design.
Remarkably, complicatedness, because it wastes
energy, is not a feature of natural systems.
* It is a false—or what might be called an irrecycle—because,
instead of being self-sustaining like most natural cycles, complication
(irre)cycles tend to accelerate into ever-tightening loops of
contradictions until they ultimately self-destruct.