There are three ways to perform a repair: making a damaged object seem just like new, improving it’s operation, or altering it altogether; in technical jargon, these three strategies are restoration, remediation or reconfiguration.*
Things go wrong in life and we need repair.
Which of these three would you choose if there was the option?
Restoration, so you look just like new?
Remediation, so you have obtained an improvement by learning new ways of dealing with the original problems should they or similar things happen again?
Reconfiguration, so you lean into the issues, learning towards transformation and opening new paths?
(*From Richard Sennett’s Together.)