What does chaos say about the system?

Via impromptu social media survey

Good evening.

Almost all systems will inevitable create the conditions for the breakage (chaos) of that system, or at least an attempt to do so will naturally occur within some framework of time.


Even a glitch in a system can create the conditions to improve and fix that system.

Like any binary opposite, Chaos and Order need each other to co-exist. In a world stifled and completely ordered, there is no ability to adapt to new scenarios (uncontrollable factors like weather, meteors etc). Without chaos a system cannot improve.

Lets take parking a car.

At a somewhat young age, we are taught that when parking your car you park in the lines. Hell this is a general rule taught at an even younger age (looking at you colouring in books “colour inside the lines”).

Knowing that any system will inevitable sow the seeds for chaos, a car parks over two bays. This breaks that parking system, as other users cannot use those bays, and it all falls apart.

But let me ask you, is this the users fault or the systems fault?

My neighbour that parks next to my bay at my unit complex always parks right on the line. According to the system, he is following its rules. But it results in me having to park right up the my line, pushing the next car further to the right (and so forth)

This system is clearly not working for my unit complex.

But what if instead of being taught to park in the lines, we were all taught from a young age to park 30cm* away from the car next to you. No lines on the road in parking bays, just make sure you are 30 centimetres away from the closest car. Hypothetically, if this was an established rule and 99% of drivers were following it, everyone would park just fine with no grievances. That 1% that chooses to park how it feels like won’t affect the rest, because they would just park 30 centimetres away from it on either side.


So when you are struggling with working in system, feel that it is not working as it should. Try to poke some chaos in there. See what happens and try to improve it.

For without chaos, order would be impossible.


*This distance is not an important point, I picked something at random, but maybe 30 may be to close or may be too far.



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