I can't agree with you here......life is more complex than black and white. I agree that people aim for the easiest and less painful path but in order to do that, they'd turn to black and white. Gray areas are what present the most difficult path. Weighing options, looking at future consequences create the most turmoil and emotional pain. Seeing life as black and white provides the easy answer so there's little to no turmoil. There's little choice.....the answer is there for you. Without a doubt life hands us black and white along with gray area dilemmas.......to resolve these serious, painful dilemmas, we have to be afforded freedom and trust to make the right decision, whether it's a choice others agree with or not. Relying on a black and white decision making process for life's serious dilemmas is fine for those comfortable with that.....but to impose that on others says there's no trust in other individuals nor the desire to extend to them the same freedom you have to stay within the realm of black and white.