Intention, Impact, and Complex Systems

We love attributing sinister motives to systems and to people who created them.

We don’t see that intention and impact are not the same thing. And that confusion between the two is more common, and more reason for strife, than we might suspect.

Recently I came across this statement about education: “What if I told you that the hidden agenda of those controlling public education policy has actually been… to snuff out young people’s natural creativity, curiosity, independence, freedom of thinking and love of learning?”