Let’s say a casino is the house and the gamblers are the whales! The house knows what bait whales love, and so the house would always, in the end, trap the whales. Nonetheless, among whales, there may be a cunning whale whose ability is to appease the house so the house baits would become foods instead of traps! Do you think when the house is too confident in its own trap system, the trap system would actually be a trap for the house itself?
Perhaps, the house would always win in the end, but a cunning whale knows the house’s gameplan too well to be caught in the house’s traps. If the cunning whale isn’t out for blood then the house would always win without knowing it got siphoned from time to time. Now, if the cunning whale is out for blood the house shall collapse!
I think when a system is too rigid without evolving and a system is too arrogant sometimes could overlook details that would lead to the breakdown of a system. Furthermore, when a system is appearing to function too well, such a system could lead to a belief that the system is perfect! The system owner may never realize that their perfect system is also the weakest link to their wellbeing.
The perfect system’s owner would always think that the system is so perfect that there could be no trouble, but I think only a troubled system could be paranoid enough to be self-aware so it could improve over time. When a troubled system becomes perfect over time, the owner of once a troubled system may, too, become content by the system and would not employ out of the box thinking to improve the system further. This is when the new owner of a new perfect system would make mistakes.
In conclusion, I think the house may become a big loser when it fails to realize that it needs to continue to devise new tactics and strategies to beat the game! Of course, whales are whales and so they would take the baits willingly. Of course, a cunning whale would never be caught in such obvious traps!