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The problem is not X

The problem can be:

As excellently put by Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean:

The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem.

Also, X is not the solution. There’s no silver bullet. Or maybe there are many.

X can be (and often is) misconstrued, misunderstood, idealized, blamed.

But all in all, X is neither good nor bad in and of itself: it is neutral.

Think of X as a tool. Right for a job, wrong for another. And prone to misuse.

Remember the popular adage, often misattributed to Mark Twain:

If your only tool is a hammer, then every problem looks like a nail.

Ultimately, X is just a model. But all models are wrong, as George Box had it.

X can be capitalism, communism, social media, technology, money, even love.

The next time you single out X, keep in mind that we’re wired to oversimplify.

And allow me to reiterate: the problem is not simplicity, but oversimplification.