Many mistakes are made because we skip the basics of reality and perception. Try to stay curious and start off engaging at the most basic level. When you skip forward into your complex biases and preferences, it is all about you, not reality.
Understanding a simple concept thoroughly is more beneficial than knowing complicated systems. This concept seems simple, but isn’t. Likely you are already bored. Example: A simple concept like "leverage" underpins all societies and economics. How about "reciprocity"? What is the difference between "price" and "value"?
An old watch is complicated, but open it up and you can see the gears and (maybe) figure out how it works. Remove a gear and it no longer functions. A complex system has many interlocking variables, take one out and something else will replace it, making it a robust, dynamic system. Cascades of unforeseen …