In the universe today there appear to be systems at work that work within systems that, in turn, work within other systems; each influencing each other to various degrees.
These systems within systems appear to be random chance, yet also appear to be of an intricate and extremely complicated and yet sophisticated nature that chance alone almost guarantees would never occur.
Ultimately, humankind are a result of these systems interacting or even being combined from these systems of contradictions. We exist because of these system’s interactions.
Sometimes we (as humankind collectively) come to incorrect conclusions when we observe our universe and experiments from within the systems we exist in and observe from.
Galileo thought about the systems he existed in. He observed and stated his correct ideas of our solar system of planets, only to be “corrected” by the prevailing incorrect assumptions of the time.
Ultimately though the truth is always revealed.
The hard truths of the majorly influencing systems will not be changed easily.
The star we revolve around, the tilt and spin of the third planet (our home Earth) from this star and the resultant seasons will remain fixed for as long as the star and its solar system remain intact and follow the observable laws of physics (as described by Newton and later Einstein and more recently Hawking).
Our temporary home is just that; temporary and our home. Underlying those two thoughts is the constant observation; change.
Change is the constant. Humankind appears to want to fight against changes that could bring about every opportunity that could be there to make improvements to the very systems we are influenced by and exist in.
By resisting changes to our existing observable systems (both humankind created and/or system influencing and resultant system changes naturally occurring) humankind may be frustrating themselves more than needs to be the case.
By example, a kind-hearted person with a lack of understanding about the lifecycle of a butterfly extricating itself from its chrysalis. Lending a helping hand by assisting its release, unnecessary damage is inflicted to a now crippled butterfly by removing the opportunity of difficulty to help build strength to a butterfly’s wings.
This is not to say, we could not get involved, but rather we could attempt to allow more time to learn more before assuming we have sufficient knowledge to now act.
Right now, our attempts at influencing and assisting our existing systems are proving difficult. We are acting before we know sufficiently what impact our influences to existing systems within systems will result in.
From our food supply to our mining techniques to our consumption of Earth’s resources to our modifications to genetic codes and right down to our project execution in our business; we are too impulsive.
Even to our accepting of one another. Before another human speaks we have decided whether we will like or dislike a stranger who is either like or dislike ourselves. Yet another system at work.
This is our default system thinking position; if you are like me, then there is a greater chance of my putting in the required effort to decide to like you. If you are not like me, then the effort required to decide to like you is left to power another decision.
Could we not allow more time to understand our systems of life support before we react? Are our systems of life support at such a level of immediate threat that we can not afford to investigate more thoroughly the resulting impacts?
Have we not learnt enough already from our lack of understanding and our over confidence in asbestos, tobacco, Exxon, cactus moth, the Great Barrier Reef, the dodo bird, whaling, war, space travel, radioactivity, atomic bombs, thalidomide, DDT, agent orange, fracking, murder, rape, terrorism, threats, meanness, lying, disdain, corruption, theft … There are many more examples where learning can be applied.
Our universal systems and systems within systems are still mysterious to most of us. If we could just allocate more time to more of us wondering about how systems are working together before we act, we could perhaps take advantage of the inevitable changes that naturally occur and just maybe improve the lives of the inhabitants of Earth rather than try to stop some changes from occurring in the first place as a default mentality.
Maybe even at a project level …