costs and benefits

Since every control method has costs and benefits, we need to find a balance, and that balance will be subject to the level of variance we can accept. Do you garden? If so, have you ever noticed that some of the seeds you plant never grow? You are likely not bothered by this fact because one packet of seeds only costs $1.90 and each packet contains a large number of seeds. What if the situation changed and you really needed to make sure that the majority of the seeds would grow? For example, what if you found yourself conducting a gardening experiment on a space station? Since that would be an expensive experiment, you would want the assurance that all the seeds would grow.
Think through that process in relation to your life, and tell about a time you think you were subjected to a control procedure that seemed either far too demanding or not demanding enough.  It could be a policy at an educational institution, your place of work or even in your private life.  Explain why you hold the opinion you do, and how you might amend the procedure to be more reasonable.