ELI5: Explain Like I'm 5

Parkinson's Law of Triviality

Parkinson's Law of Triviality is a way of saying that people tend to spend a lot of time talking about things that aren't very important. It's like when your friends are discussing something and they always seem to talk about the small stuff, but never the big picture. For example, when people talk about buying a new car, they might talk about the color of the car, but they don't discuss what type of car they should buy. That's an example of Parkinson's Law of Triviality.