Complicated doesn’t need to mean difficult

Creating a cure for cancer is both complicated and difficult.

Getting a strike in bowling isn’t that complicated, it’s just difficult.

Most things in life, however, fall into the last category; complicated, but not difficult.

But, it might not seem this way.

Things that have many variables – especially unknown variables – can easily seem overwhelming.

Unknown outcomes, unreliable factors, and emotion can all make a situation seem much more difficult than it actually is.

Nonetheless, if you break down everything that you need to do, is anything really that difficult?

Or is it just a complicated situation that is made up of many easy steps?