When making a decision, it’s best to think from the first principle. Most problems are better solved when they are directed from the first principle order.
Though the first principle lens is often the best in solving problems, I’ve observed that several people prefer ignoring this, and put forth solutions that may be easy in the interim but have a poor effect in the long term.
Which are you more interested in? Solving a problem or ensuring the problem is solved?
For the first, you may ignore the principles and get a patch-up that works in the interim until time unveils the truth.
The second requires we delve into the root cause and make amends from the first principle.