Within any 5 points in the plane that are in general position (i.e. points such that there are no 2 of them coinciding and no 3 of them on a straight line) one can always find 4 that are vertices of a convex quadrilateral.
1. After our mind’s eye adjusts to the existence of the convex quadrilateral, it stops seeing the points but only sees the quadrilateral. In other words, we accept the order as a given, not as what it really is – a result of special interrelations of many special points. In the same manner we see our economy as a child of the Market (a top-down approach) but not as a child of the efforts of millions of free individuals (a bottom-up approach). However, the truth about the Market is different: it only works where it was spontaneously created by the free little points and does not work where it was consciously forced on the points by the big quadrilaterals.
2. Neither the points (the creators of order), nor the quadrilaterals (the symbols of order), nor the order-admirers from higher dimensions, can easily see that the same points can build other convex quadrilaterals. In other words, the same points can build another order that is as logical and legal as the one already established.
We think of the ORDER not as a result of our activities, nor as one of the many possible orders, but as it wants us to think about it, i.e. as the only alternative to the DISORDER.