Here’s an illustration.
Two siblings, Conny and Larry, go to the park to fly a kite. They bring a kite that used to belong to their dad.
When they get to the park, there’s a bunch of other kids flying kites too. Some of them are pretty high, some of them can’t get off the ground, others keep crashing.
After some practice, Conny and Larry they get their kite flying. It flies pretty high! It’s stable and it works.
Larry says “Hey! I bet if we take that kite apart and rebuild it, we can fly even higher and go even faster!”
Conny says “I dunno, this is the only kite we’re familiar with. What if we mess up and the kite crashes? We won’t be able to rebuild it like this!”
Larry says “No! It will be great! The kite we have is hardly any fun at all! It can be SO MUCH better! We can add an extra tail to it, and we can make the wings bigger!”
Conny looks around and says “I don’t know Larry, none of the other kids’ kites are flying any higher than ours…”
Get it? Is Conny right or is Larry right? Conny is skeptical of their capacity to rebuild the kite they inherited and is afraid of the consequences of taking it apart to build a worse kite. Larry sees the flaws in the current kite and is excited by the potential for improvement.
So who’s right?