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Systems and Criticism

One very essential way, which is seen as particularly suitable for improving the status quo, is criticism. This contains an implication, which must be scrutinised. This is because it does not follow that the ability to criticise something will also improve the conditions with its criticism.
In order to criticise one requires the observation that the criticised system is not taking something important into account. However, this is always possible, because exactly this is necessary for the system to even exist. Every system must distinguish itself from an environment. This environment is always more complex than the system and, therefore, the system always selects what it is coupled with and what it resonates with. Thus, telling the system what it does not see is always possible.

However, if something is now considered, which hitherto has not been considered, that merely means that the system has now selected something different and afterwards, finds its answers. But it also means that its ‘blind spot’ would have changed and not that it would no longer have one or that it would have become smaller! At the same time, old routines are interrupted and new ones must first be formed. Even here, improvement is not guaranteed, only change.

Therefore, every system has its ‘unconscious’, its ‘latent’, its ‘blind spot’. So it is always open to criticism, always reformable, never finished, never perfect, never reasonable, constantly fathoming out other, more complex, differentiated resonance possibilities. No system can arrive at an end in which it has reached a state which is no longer in need of development. It can only expose itself to the world and test how this works for it.