We make things harder than they need to be. We take a basic concept and then diverge into a sea of complexity. This human behavior burrows deep into our thinking, implementations, and explanations. This drive towards complexity makes us ineffective
Your code sucks. I remember the first time a mentor told me that. I was crushed. I was so focused on getting it working and done that I hadn't taken the time to build quality into it. Shoot, I didn't even know what that was or where to start.