The best explanation isn’t always the correct one. Recently, I wrote a story about Occam’s Razor. It’s about how the simplest answer is often the correct one. The point I’d like to focus on now is the often part of that line. The simplest answer isn’t always the correct answer.
Life can be messy and complex. As writers, we often strive to make our stories believable. Isn’t it fun that life doesn’t have to do that? We’ve all heard stories that stretch credulity to the breaking point and gleefully dives even further into the absurd.
My point here is that you shouldn’t take for granted any conclusion you come to. Seemingly simple things can be horrendously complex. Seemingly complex things can be simple. It’s the spice of life, keeping us on our toes.