Physics doesn't have to be complicated and confusing. It usually only appears like this because it is explained badly.
Almost all textbooks are written by professors who have forgotten what it's like to be a beginner. The main focus of most people who get paid to teach physics is actually a very different one (hint: research). That’s why most material is so dry and hard to understand.
In other words, the deck is stacked against students.
We need more student-friendly resources. We need more people who actually care about the needs of beginners.