CHALLENGES
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Dysfunctions

INTELLIGENCE-DEGRADING FACTORS

  • Narrow, short-term, over-rationalistic thinking
  • Narrow, short-term, over-personalized feeling
  • Sloppy jumping to conclusions
  • Conformist, in-the-box thinking
  • Inability to learn or benefit from challenges
  • Unduly limited or biased information; deception

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FOLLY-GENERATING FACTORS

  • Homogeneity
  • Stuck in positions and antagonism
  • Neglected, trapped or suppressed life energy
  • Little or life-degrading feedback
  • Dysfunctional oscillation between extremes
  • Alienation, isolation, sense of separateness
  • Cynicism, hopelessness, lack of vision
  • Shame and blame
  • Hubris, presumption

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UNSUSTAINABILITY FACTORS

  • Nature as only resource or background
  • Money the sole measure of value
  • Everything exclusively owned; possessiveness
  • Social and environmental costs externalized
  • Irresponsible short-term self-interest, greed

POWER CORRUPTING FACTORS

  • Ubiquitous hierarchical power-over
  • Little cooperative, synergistic or spiritual power
  • Extreme inequality
  • License, corruption, abusive freedom or privilege
  • Oppression, surveillance, victimization
  • Lack of constraints and oversight
  • Punitive “justice”

CULTURAL DYSFUNCTIONS

  • Not enough time
  • No available gathering spaces
  • Fragmentation and polarization
  • Hyper-competitive, winner-take-all dynamics
  • Hyper-individualism
  • Nobody listening
  • Pretense, inauthenticity, posturing, deceit
  • Intolerance and prejudice
  • Carelessness
  • Extremes, imbalance