You are here

Endurance in Sustainable Community

Metaphors: Perseverance / Continuity (Heng #32)


[First community condition | Next community condition | Prev community condition | Last community condition ]
[All] [Transformation metaphor overview] [Diagram of 384 Relationships] [Links: To-K | From-K | From-Kx ]
Equivalent condition for: Dialogue | Vision | Conferencing | Policy | Networking | Lifestyle |


  
Social A sustainable community may be characterized by a self-renewing movement acting alternately on itself and on society. For a sustainable community of superior values this ensures a flexibility in response to the environment which is grounded on an inner directive that governs all its actions.

Sub-conditions:

1. The sustainable community can only ensure enduring effects through careful action over a long period that precludes any form of precipitate action. (Resulting in: Power).

2. If the strength of the sustainable community is greater than its material resources, successful control may avoid an inappropriate response. (Resulting in: Conscientiousness).

3. Inconsistency on the part of the sustainable community, in response to external events, leads to unexpected forms of humiliation. (Resulting in: Liberation).

4. For the sustainable community to achieve success through persistence, it is necessary that the action should be appropriate. (Resulting in: Advancement).

5. If the sustainable community undertakes an active role, it should remain flexible in adapting to circumstances in the light of its enduring values; whereas in a passive role, it should be consistent in conforming to external guidelines. (Resulting in: Importance).

6. If the sustainable community is permanently agitated, any attempt to produce enduring effects is undermined. (Resulting in: Cultural heritage).

Transformation sequence Endurance cannot continue indefinitely, therefore withdrawal takes place. (Resulting in: Withdrawal).


Previous community condition / Next community condition

Earlier version in 2nd edition of Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential (1986).


[First community condition | Next community condition | Prev community condition | Last community condition ]
[All] [Transformation metaphor overview] [Diagram of 384 Relationships] [Links: To-K | From-K | From-Kx ]
Equivalent condition for: Dialogue | Vision | Conferencing | Policy | Networking | Lifestyle |