Friday, June 09, 2006


Structure is good.

Procedures are good in that they create structure for structure. Of course we are all well versed in how procedure is bad. It is bad in the same vein that structure is bad. Hence the phrase thinking out side the box. A box is a structure.

So structure can be bad. This reminds me of the old saying. God give me the ability to change what I can change and accept what I can’t and the wisdom to know which is which. There’s the rub. When does structure hinder progress? That is entirely individual. Not just to the circumstance but also to the person. Some of us are unlucky to know whether we need more or less structure in our lives (actually, I think people who need more structure tend to know they do more than people who need less tend to know they need less. This is a side effect of a society that favors structure.)

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