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Dialogue #10

Careful conduct (Lu)

Metaphors: Treading / Step-by-step


Social A dialogue can best relate to those who are strong and intractable by conducting itself with due respect, reinforcing recognition of inner worth whenever it is reflected in external rank.

Sub-conditions:

1. The dialogue can make progress when in an inferior position through simple unassuming actions, since it is not yet bound by social obligations. (Resulting in: Conflict).

2. The dialogue may act successfully in isolation, free of conventional entanglements and the enticements of conventional goals. (Resulting in: Spontaneity).

3. When handicapped, reckless action beyond its capabilities invites disaster, which is only justified when the dialogue is struggling for a higher cause. (Resulting in: Creativity).

4. The dialogue may succeed in a dangerous entreprise if it acts with caution, conscious of its inner resources. (Resulting in: Essential quality).

5. For a resolute action to succeed, the dialogue should be aware of the dangers of resoluteness. (Resulting in: Opposition).

6. The success of the dialogue can only be assessed in terms of effects of its actions; these then determine the consequences for the dialogue. (Resulting in: Vitality).

Transformation sequence Careful conduct ensures that peaceful relationships prevail. (Resulting in: Peace).


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

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