I think I’ll stumble today. Not many folks start their day with that thought. I’ve been looking at System Theory for a few hours this week. Now there is a whole new universe where stumbling might just be the result of studying.
A system is an “entity” that maintains and allows access to a semblance of organization in the face of change from within or without.
OK a food system. You know jump in the mode of transportation and go hunting. Most of us no longer carry a spear. No we just carry money or a plastic card and we go down to the local watering hole. Round here that might be a ghetto WalMart but you get the idea: a grocery store or a fast food emporium.
We don’t listen to priests chant prayers and benedictions any more. No we hear them say, “What’s in your wallet.” Or maybe “Allstate is on your side.” Think for a minute. I’ll bet you agree with me. In your life which have you heard more often: “You deserve a break today.” Or “Jesus loves you.”? Which one do more people have “faith” in?
Rapaport defines a system as an "entity which can maintain some organization in the face of change from within or without."
And before I stumble off into the darkness as fast as I can go:
Typically a system is shaped by it’s actions. Which has better “attendance” today- mainstream churches or television?
I’ll read your reply later. There is a show coming on I need to catch.