But what to break? That which you own? That which you have permission to challenge? Should you break processes or thoughts? Perceptions of conventions? Whether your permission is granted or claimed, social or formal, the decisions remain: what aspects of your everyday reality will you challenge? And what will you do afterwards?
We use the notion of breaking stuff as a deliberately provocative action: we don’t talk about shelving processes, or putting them in a cupboard. We break them: a deliberate act of violence to show both our rejection of the old and our power over it, our ability to effect change.
Ultimately though, breaking stuff needs to be incorporated into a regenerative or constructive activity: it’s not enough to just break things. We need to create them as well: it’s a cyclical activity.
So break stuff, but do it whilst considering how to build: what can we cast aside, what can be made anew?