What does society overcomplicate?

Here is Ben Casnocha’s list, to skip the explanations:

1. Losing Weight
2. Becoming a Better Writer
3. Becoming a Better Entrepreneur
4. Becoming a Better Parent

Ben says they are hard, but also simple.  I view #1 and #2 as simple, for reasons similar to Ben’s.  The hardest thing about being a parent is knowing when to punish and when to ignore.  The hardest thing about being an entrepreneur is, I suspect, other (competing) entrepreneurs.  I will nominate being happy as overcomplicated by society.  Your thoughts?

Addendum: Bryan Caplan — a man who does not overcomplicate — chimes in.


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