Opportunity for Failure

A bicycle is a very simple mechanical device with relatively few failure points. A motorcycle, however, has hundreds. A backyard shed is fairly simple to build, but a twenty-story skyscraper is full of opportunities for failure. The more complex a system or thing gets, the greater the likelihood for friction. It should never be our goal to find ways to add complexity. Rather, we should aim to strip away the extra bits, streamline the process and seek simplicity.