WHY SHOULD A PART TRY TO BECOME A PART OF THE WHOLE

Nothing can be understood in isolation

A nut is useless without a bolt, and vice-versa

A whole can’t exist without its parts

A whole can be less than the sum of its parts

One bad violinist can turn an orchestra into a noise

We want a whole that is more than the sum of its parts

Building needs bricks, cement, steel

There is fixity

River moves from one place to the other

Takes the shape of the place where it flows

There is no fixity

For the living systems

The key to living lies in

Form, order, quality

Substance, matter, quantity

We live in an interconnected and interdependent world

We try to understand ‘whole’ as a system

System thinking says

Properties of parts are not intrinsic

But can be understood only in

The context of the whole

Think of the society we live in

It values relationship among its constituents

So often our society is full of disorder, but it works

It works like networks, those have shown remarkable resistance

To accidental failures and coordinated attacks

Our society can withstand accidental onslaughts

It takes time to overcome coordinated attacks

It comes back, nevertheless

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© 2017 by Dr Purnendu Ghosh