The most dangerous phrase in the language is, “we’ve always done it this way.”
"Come on, let’s mix it up!" The heart surgeon says.
"B-but we’ve always done it this way!" The other replies, "this is how you replace a heart valve."
"That’s the most dangerous phrase in the human language!" The first surgeon replies haughtily as he inputs a fruit loop into the patient’s heart. "This will be his valve. He will be a fruit loop in a world of Cheerios."
That’s true. We’ve never changed the way operating procedures have been done ever in the history of science or medicine. In fact, my doctor won’t do anything other than blood-letting when I see him. Sure, I may have a cold, but tradition is more important than innovation
So I’m going to have to print this picture out for my office wall tomorrow.