Mission's Framework for Achieving a Sustainable Society - Framework 5
|Mission's Framework for Achieving a Sustainable Society|
Humanity, for example, has learned from the limits and disastrous results of bloody revolutions of the past two hundred years. Social scientists now understand how social movements emerge, develop, and succeed. The new science of networks details how social movements can further enhance their positive impact. What took decades to achieve can now be done in a few years, especially with the help of advanced telecommunications systems including the Internet and the ever-present and sophisticated cell phone. It is very difficult for dictatorships of all kinds, including trapo politics, to survive the realities of the Information Age and its smart social movements.
Society-Centered Threefolding Approach Instead of a Narrow Focus on the Government.
Society is complex. It has three dimensions. It is more than just politics even though we, as a people, have an almost incurable addiction to confusing political change with societal transformation.
Societies also have an economy that can provide for the physical and social needs of its citizens. Therefore, the economy, not just politics, has to be transformed to make it more prosperous, efficient, equitable and caring. Society also has a cultural dimension. We are all embedded in a cultural reality that deeply affects what we think and how we feel act. We also need to change backward aspects of our culture to enable us to birth innovative approaches for saving a dying country.