Encouraging an individual to intentionalize his life-choices through self-conscious determination. The effect on the social process is the formation of bodies of people who are aware of society's priorities, their own potentialities, and subsequent obligations which they seek to fulfil through role choices, thus enabling every person to see his particular life-choice as related to the entire social process.
An integral part of honouring human creativity through internalizing the individual's self images of uniqueness and enabling him to contribute his wisdom to the corporate journey of mankind.
Tactics include: self-conscious covenant to articulate the covenant out of which any life decision will be made and carried out; role preparation to enable a person to investigate the various possibilities he has for social roles and to be trained for them; group context to provide the corporate structures which will keep a person's life decision from being turned inward; role embodiment to create the stories, rituals, and contexts which will enable each person to carry the many roles which his decision will require of him; and occupational determination to enable a person to create the context and make life decisions in the arena of his occupation.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a unique, experimental research work of the Union of International Associations. It is currently published as a searchable online platform with profiles of world problems, action strategies, and human values that are interlinked in novel and innovative ways. These connections are based on a range of relationships such as broader and narrower scope, aggravation, relatedness and more. By concentrating on these links and relationships, the Encyclopedia is uniquely positioned to bring focus to the complex and expansive sphere of global issues and their interconnected nature.
The initial content for the Encyclopedia was seeded from UIA’s Yearbook of International Organizations. UIA’s decades of collected data on the enormous variety of association life provided a broad initial perspective on the myriad problems of humanity. Recognizing that international associations are generally confronting world problems and developing action strategies based on particular values, the initial content was based on the descriptions, aims, titles and profiles of international associations.
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