Human beings built many (if not all) of the systems we are surrounded by every day.
Flawed, replaceable, myopic, visionary, human beings.
Resource allocation systems.
There’s nothing inherent in our DNA that drives us to organize into groups, create systems, and slowly, over time, glacially chip away at an issue or concern until; it is rendered irrelevant or impotent.
And since there’s nothing inherent in our DNA about any of the design or architecting of any of these systems, it should be easy for us to replace them with something else.
After all, human beings made the systems, human beings should be able to unmake them.
But individuals often get into internal conflicts with ourselves when there is friction between the systems we serve in (and have built on) and our inner desires, drives, and motivations.
And when enough individuals experience enough internal friction, all that is required to spark the change that we need to replace these seemingly irreplaceable systems, is someone bravely asserting that:
“Human beings made these systems. Human beings can unmake them.”
Belief and hope battle with the need for security and the fear of the unknown in the dark heart of man. When our systems are viewed as sacrosanct, we are unable to ask the hard questions of them, and we are unable to instigate the hard conflicts that are necessary to make the changes that need to happen.
Systems only seem Teutonic until they are unmade by the very same human hands that built them in the first place.