One of the ways to explain the basic concept of our religion is to say that because we are human, we have to correct.
We have free will, and we have the ability to repair.
Because we have free will, we are also the only ones that have the ability to distort.
One of our problems is that of choice.
There is an attempt to become better.
It is like making corrections for a lens.
The lens became for some reason not right, so it distorts whatever is seen through it.
We believe the main duty, the chief work of man is to make corrections until it is possible to transmit the right picture.
–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz