We've all been there (and if you haven’t, you will, you young, skinny thing you). You’re at the doctor’s office, and she says “Well, you’re doing OK, but you need to drop some weight.” We knew it was coming. We've seen the tummy, the love handles, the jowliness under the chin. And worse, we know what we have to do. It’s simple. Eat less ice cream. Eat more veggies. Get off our bums and walk somewhere once in a while. It’s simple.
But simple isn't always easy. Simple can be very hard (ask a failed tightrope walker). We don’t want to eat our veggies when a Dove Bar tastes so much better. We want Insanely Effortless Fat Loss tablets and the Ultra Mega No-Effort Ab Machine to work so we don’t have to. But they don’t. It isn't easy. Losing weight is hard work. But it will make us feel better and help us live longer.
So it is with data.