Expediency and Quick Fixes

Unless you know an actual wizard capable of deep magic you may choose that which might seem expedient to give a quick fix to a problem or an issue at hand. In doing this you may cross your fingers that the expedient works and that it does not come back to haunt you. The quick fix mentality is not uncommon, and it stems from laziness and an unwillingness to fix things at root level. It is the patch or sticking plaster mentality. Often there is escapism involved. And the quick fix can be largely cosmetic. For example, plastic surgery very rarely fixes underlying psychological problems of low self-esteem. One could say that in many cases plastic surgery is a form of self-harm only you pay someone to do the cutting for you. A new pair of plastic tits does not really fix things.

This on the surface tinkering may change the surface but it does not address the core.

The problem with the expedient is that it can unravel and sometimes way past the thing the expedient was put in place for. The sutures of the expedient can get infected and you can end up in a worse situation than before you started.

Some people are keener on taking short-cuts than others. It is a matter of personal predilection and the “bare minimum” or “getting away with it” mentality. We see a lot of window dressing in the press, for example. There can be a “do I have to” outlook, where people only do things if they are forced into them and this can result in shoddy application. Things undertaken with resentment in order to window dress a situation can be done without due care. Winging it can cause the plane to crash.

Having cued this up:

Do I favour expediency over genuine effort?

Am I always looking for a short-cut?

Why is that?

Has any short-cut of mine given rise to more problems than it was meant to overcome?