The system of the world we live in is more complex than we can imagine. The contemporary anthropocentric worldview
considers humans as the paragon of animals and the masters of matter. However, there are things that remain mysterious to us: the structure of the universe and natural cycles, the reasons for animal migration, and even the reasons for the need for sleep
. The laws of genuine living systems
are closed to our understanding at all levels.
We do not know how everything works and we cannot manage global processes because, to do so, the complexity of management systems must be commensurate with the complexity of the system
itself. In one's desire to subdue the world, one simplifies the structure of the environment, limiting it to the framework which is clearest to them. This generates a mechanistic understanding of life
– the assumption that it is possible to decompose any of the natural or social processes without losing its essence; such an approach creates a number of errors in system comprehension. Those errors in turn lead to many negative consequences
, such as the exploitation of nature without the goal of restoring it, the exploitation of a person by another, and the administration's reliance upon violence. These negative consequences result from the false belief that, were these actions not
taken, then the system would fail.
Step-by-step, society begins to realize
the assumption that the claim, "Man is the king of beasts," does not justify taking from nature. Doing so will lead to negative consequences, which is a part of the global living system. It is impossible to increase the growth rate indefinitely; that would lead to regular crises and overheating of the economy. The search for a new paradigm of perception of management systems and for new grounds for the evaluation of management systems now serves as a point of reassembly for society. For the sake of finding solutions regarding the consequences of underestimating the current complexity of the systems, a new perspective on the complexity of the world and the place of human beings in it is required