|The clock is ticking. Every second, it seems, someone in the world tries to save it
but not without taking on more debt. The clock here courtesy of The Economist
shows the global figure for all (or almost all) government debts in dollar terms.
|DIFFERENCES IN VIEWS OF THE
NON-SYSTEMIC AND SYSTEMIC WORLDS
(REINFORCING LOOP 4)
|FAMILY / ORGANIZATIONAL
(REINFORCING LOOP 1)
(REINFORCING LOOP 2)
(REINFORCING LOOP 3)
We have learned this in school as the theory of development. It is easy to be lulled into this scenario by the seeming ease at which resources are
flowing systematically between the different parts. This is true intially and is quite easily set into motion. Except over time, it becomes harder to do
so when the core wishes to maintain its status quo (remain where they are relative to others) and the margins are choosing to move up from where
they were. It causes overall growth to slow down and then become sluggish eventually. It does not grow without signficant efforts to resuscitate the
process. Therefore, if countries wish to see a more systemic approach to a nation's growth, we would need to see a declining need for this
perspective and include another view about growing nations.
The following perspective becomes critical for the systemic growth of a nation that would eventually see its growth self-sustain by itself over time.
This would, for examples, may lead even the UN Secretary General feeling he does not need to use male circumsion and yet having to reel in the
spiralling costs of dealing with HIV/AIDS. Such issues more easily become a thing of the past.
|Scenario I: Systematic (but a non-systemic) World View
|Scenario II : Systemic Self-Reinforcing World View