By CS. There are 2 ways to logically consider a system functioning properly. Either a system is “functioning properly” or a system is “not functioning properly”. 1. If our goal is for the system to functioning properly, we would define a problem as anything that prevents the system from functioning properly. 2. If our goal is for the system to not function properly, we would define a problem as anything that prevents the system from not functioning properly. Consider #1 to be the goal. The goal is for the system to function properly. Therefore, anything that prevents the goal is defined a problem. Considering the goal for the system to function properly, some believe that problems are inevitable, and in some cases necessary for a system to function properly. This, of course, is a logically flawed belief. If the goal is for the system to function properly, and if we assume it to be true that a system requires problems in order to be functioning properly, then eliminating problems would cause a system to not function properly. This is the paradox we abide by. As long as we consider the elimination of problems to be a problem, we will always have problems. Considering the elimination of problems to be a problem is in itself the biggest problem.