Challenges to Comprehension Implied by the Logo
of Laetus in Praesens
University of Earth

Metaphor (I Ching) Index Page
Equivalent condition for: Dialogue / Conference / Policy / Network / Community / Lifestyle
Previous vision condition / Next vision condition
Circular envisioning map: top-out
Vision #41

Deficiency (Sun)

Metaphors: Diminishing / Decrease / Loss


Social A vision may experience a decrease in the external resources available. This situation may be used to clarify and strengthen the inner resources on which it can draw for future undertakings.

Sub-conditions:

1. In accepting assistance, the vision of superior values should take care not to overstrain the abilities of those offering it, nor should it exploit them. (Resulting in: Inexperience).

2. In order for the vision to be able to provide assistance of enduring significance to others, it must take care not to overstrain its own resources. (Resulting in: Support).

3. Collaborating with two partners in an undertaking leads to an unstable situation for the vision resulting in the alienation of one of them, whereas a partner will be found if the vision undertakes an initiative alone. (Resulting in: Conservation).

4. If the vision is able to reduce its defects this encourages those who are well-disposed to collaborate. (Resulting in: Opposition).

5. If those in power appoint the vision to perform a key role there is nothing to prevent its success. (Resulting in: Essential quality).

6. Every increase in the power of the vision may be such as to benefit others, rather than to deprive others of benefits. (Resulting in: Initiative).

Transformation sequence If deficiency persists it eventually evokes assistance. (Resulting in: Assistance).


Previous vision condition / Next vision condition

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

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License..