What is harder? Making an explanation more simple or making an explanation more complicated?

Posted by: reece

Comments would be great.

  • Making an explanation more simple.

  • Making an explanation more complicated.

95% 19 votes
5% 1 votes
  • Half of the time I can't explain my explanation in a simple form.

  • You only really understand something if you can explain it to a four year old.

  • Whenever I try to make something complex simple, I make it more complex.

  • I wind up telling them to f themselves and to get a dictionary

  • My logic is too random to be defined in a simple set of words.

    Posted by: KCsWar
  • Being more specific can be relatively easy. Narrowing reasoning down to less than it originally was is actually pretty hard.

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reece says2015-03-02T10:45:55.0728827-06:00
@mishapqueen "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough." - Albert Einstein.
mishapqueen says2015-03-02T10:50:24.2881255-06:00
Exactly. If you have to use jargon and lots of words, you're just dancing around the fact you don't really understand it yourself.
reece says2015-03-02T10:56:07.5121921-06:00
@mishapqueen But you can't mistake "lots of words" with "big words" when a person is trying to explain something complicated.
mishapqueen says2015-03-02T10:58:32.7981678-06:00
I'm not sure what you are referring to. My apologies.
reece says2015-03-02T11:01:33.0628347-06:00
@mishapqueen Some think people dance around with big words just to confuse them when in fact their the only word they can use.
TheChristian says2015-03-02T11:06:29.0827419-06:00
I tried to define E=mc^2 and I think they would have preferred me to explain it longer.
mishapqueen says2015-03-02T11:07:58.5314217-06:00
@reece allright
reece says2015-03-02T13:49:33.6348643-06:00
Does anyone know what the picture on the right is?
reece says2015-03-02T14:35:52.8733653-06:00
Just ask if you guys want to know.

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