Hi Maha and Simon, this sounds to me like a contradiction but why not replace “mess” “consistent complexity”? What I found in school was a maddening array of different realities supported by rules that were not negotiable. In the world of SNAFU (you can look it up) it’s normal to encounter difference along with a tolerance for missteps or misunderstandings. In a rule bound world each context has a right way and a punishable wrong way. Observing a single environment like a school with a confusing spectrum of absolutes and easies suggest the place is run by lunatics, not reasonable people.