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Do what you can to improve things, but don’t forget to enjoy and be thankful for what is.

It’s so easy to look around at society and reflect on your situation and think things need to change, and they do need to change, they always need to change. But we must understand that changing the system will never lead to some perfect utopia, the flaw goes beyond the system and its culture.

It’s imprinted on our DNA. It’s written in the laws of nature. Perfect doesn’t exist. So yeah, fight for something better, but don’t forget to make the most of what is and enjoy it, and keep in mind how it could be so much worse.

Law of unintended consequences

I learnt about the law of unintended consequences through Jordan Peterson. When implementing changes to society or a system, there are always unknown consequences. Not because that was the objective but because by trying to achieve an objective, humans or nature reacted in an unpredictable way.

Creating changes to a system can be not only unpredictable but also downright bad. Just look at the former Soviet Union as an example.