I often wonder why it seems so difficult for society to integrate value added activities in such a way that they benefit society as a whole. And that we could collectively and proudly say we have together achieved a synergetic beauty. Just in the same way like Carlotti (famous Italian painter) meant it originally: beauty is when all parts are working together in such a way that nothing needs to be added, altered or taken away. But instead of this we often see separation where integration could have been beneficial, or integration where separation would have been more beneficial. Maybe this is the way we are used to handle integration and separation. The way it often seems is that we use separation to handle “separation of concerns” and integration to handle “integration of contexts”. Wy not do it the other way around? Separation only to separate contexts and integration only to integrate concerns. How would our world look if we tried this more and more?
November 25, 2011