Structure is the arrangement of the parts of something complex.

It’s found in nature, architecture, meaningful relationships, and an enriched learning environment.

We need structure.

It provides opportunity, catalyses creativity, teaches shrewdness, and salutary decision making.

Control, on the other hand, does the opposite.

Directing behaviour, or the course of events, closes down the options. It encourages assumption, breeds compliance, and in the long run, results in the antithesis of adaptability.

There’s nothing wrong with structure, except when it’s coupled with control.