Meaning, that it’s a mistake to try to improve something that works. This applies as much to people as it does to machines. Whether it is a relationship, a way of solving problems, a behaviour or an entire system of people – like a group or organisation – it reminds us not to interfere where there is no problem.
…But You Do Need to Look After It
However, this shouldn’t be used as a reason not to nurture a relationship, review how we do things or take an honest look at our behaviour from time to time.
If it’s not broken don’t fix it, but you do need to maintain it. That’s the way to satisfying relationships, healthy habits and resilient people.