Here’s the problem. For so many values of [something].
- Everyone agrees that [something] is a problem.
- Everyone agrees that something needs to be done to fix it.
- Everyone agrees that nothing “important” should be changed.
- Everything is important to someone.
- [Something] continues forever.
Often there’s a side loop where we try [a solution], but it doesn’t work immediately or it temporarily damages [something else], so people shoot it down.
But instead of proposing [alternative solutions], we talk about how badly awry [a solution] went that time when we tried it—remember that? it was bad.—and get so derailed that we never discuss [other solutions], leading inexorably toward step 5.