A «better world» is a life infused with goodness. This goes way beyond good deeds. Goodness is a name for spiritual energy that it is assumed we may generate, whether or not we are aware of it at the time.
Goodness is brought to life, or into life, through using the various means for producing goodness in the structural hierarchy just described. The present final framework in this series deals with how the components in that framework interact with each other positively.
When it comes to «spiritual condition of your own psychosocial world, not wider society. This world of yours is the only «world» you should expect to make better, even if wider ramifications are possible.
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If you have reached this point of awareness, you will know that you cannot control others and make their world better, much less change society. Forcing change is not the route. The most you can do practically is become part of a social movement that brings in new worthwhile values. If you focus on the quality of your, then virtuous circles with those around you are likely to develop, and that will support the movement.
Within a social movement, you can ride the dominant social forces, take responsibility, restrain your ego, and hope to influence those closest to you in a positive way.
Read more about social change, with a diagram showing the taxonomic location and inner structure of .
As usual, dynamic interaction is mapped via a Tree structure. The Structural Hierarchy turned on its side (see diagram) shows the Levels to be examined.
In formulae: The Levels will be labelled G"- rather than L"- as a reminder that these Levels were originally Groupings in a Structural Hierarchy.
THEE the dynamic duality, provides the basis for investigation. These steps are not a temporal sequence but a natural ordering of psychosocial requirements to help exposition:in this way is a dynamic process, with an inherent and unavoidable polarizing tension. Gaining clarity about this polarity, called in
Step-1: I must create a world that binds me to my great dream.
Step-2: I must coexist with others while ensuring my world persists.
Step-3: I must make goodness a criterion for my choices and activities.
Step-4: I must protect my energies and actively prevent their depletion.
Originally posted: 5-Jul-2013