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On Sick Systems

29 Jun 2010

Everyone should read this. There’s a real risk of finding oneself in a sick relationship or employment at some point in life – or knowing someone who is:

Make sure there’s never quite enough money, or time, or goods, or status, or anything else people might want. Insufficiency makes sick systems self-perpetuating, because if there’s never enough ______ to fix the system, and never enough time to think of a better solution, everyone has to work on all six cylinders just to keep the system from collapsing.