>...Sense of perfection or the goal of keeping it simple can stand in one's way sometimes.
I'll presume you are referring to the psychological state known as perfectionism
in the first part here? While this is definitely a hindrance in many ways to a man's progress in whatever given field, I consider the latter to be practically a law for success. Conflating the two together is a fallacy.
The former is a kind of obstinate drive to perfect one's perceived notion or ideal about a thing or a system. These perceptions are obviously, necessarily, a priori
. This pursuit is on the face of it misguided in a fundamental way, and will certainly lead to one's personal pain and suffering. Balance in all things, and knowing when to quit are two important characteristics of a man's growth to maturity. You'll never get things perfect in this life. Good enough is, well, good enough
However, the latter 'law' of simplicity is the
primary effective means ever discovered that lets men tackle the absolutely unchangeable nature of the world around us. It's one of the rather few means at our disposable in our ever-running 'battle' with The Second Law of Thermodynamics
(commonly known as Entropy
The insulting mnemonic phrase 'Keep It Simple Stupid', while a good admonition, is actually a blatant misnomer. Only the 'stupid' man doesn't work to keep things simple in their lives. The intelligent man works hard
to do so. This should be instead:
Keep It Simple, Smartguy
When you're dealing with the monumental complexity of devising a working, IRL, autonomous gynoid robotic companion -- which we as a team here on /robowaifu/ are endeavoring to -- then keeping it simple
is literally the only possible pathway for us to eventual success.
Put simply, all things around us tend to disorder. "Keep it simple"
is a good way to keep this manageable, and maintain both order and sanity.