If you try to understand the world with such a simple model, of course you’re going to be confused

We try to understand the world (which is very complex) with models like psychology, political science, and and mathematics (which are relatively simple)—and what happens?

Some understanding—lots of confusion

Some of us try to force the world into even simpler models than the ones above, with this effect—we become confused

Of course we're confused. Just throwing out a simple model and saying, Damn, why doesn't the world make sense to me? is a recipe for confusion

Anytime you have more variables, data, information, life and you map that onto a set of fewer variables, data is lost (and the result is mesmerizing, confusing)—of course we're going to be left with questions then!