matt grant

more and more

If some is good then more is better, surely?


And only up to a point.

In some cases less is better. In some cases, more is worse.

Forgetting this can have detrimental consequences.

The error is compounded when we only look at the results and not the cause. Too much of one thing? Ok, time to stop. What can I do instead?

But without addressing the underlying process, by only looking at the symptoms, whatever new thing we pick will soon start to do damage as well. We don’t solve the problem. The symptoms might be slightly different, but we’re still hurting ourselves.

So instead of simply addressing the visible, we need to look deeper. We need to look at the nature of things, their cause, their origin.

We need to counter things with their opposite.

Not just by trying more of the same.