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Total stability does not allow for change and progress without change is impossible.
Having less variability and reducing risk of collapse
Circumstances and challenges change all the time, therefore if the system does not ensure its stability it can not maintain its achievements and is at risk of collapse.
There is a always a risk that less accomplished individuals would be treated differently and receive less opportunities.
Something that is successful, or that is achieved after a lot of work or effort
The more accomplished individuals there are in the system, the more prosperous the system becomes.
Some competition between individuals is also good because it can promote other positive values such as ambition and creativity which are also valuable to the system.
The coming together of people for a mutual cause
The system is comprised of individuals and therefore is reliant on their positive participation. When individuals cooperate with each other they have higher likelihood to achieve success and benefit the system by extension.
If too many individuals will use their freedom to make incorrect or selfish decisions the stability of the system is undermined because not enough individuals are abiding by its values.
The ability to make one’s own decisions independently from an authority figure
Individuality is only possible when individuals are allowed to make their own choices regardless if they turn out to be right or wrong.
If everyone will have the opportunity for success after some time the system may become divided into successful and the unsuccessful groups which would cause inequality and social tensions.
A chance for advancement, success, or profit
The more individuals will have the opportunity to try for success the more successful individuals there will be in the system contributing to the overall prosperity of the system.
If too many individuals within the system will put too much emphasis on accountability it can undermine values such as responsibility, creativity and ambition because no one will want to express their individuality in fear of repercussions for any deviation of the norms or honest mistake.
An obligation to accept responsibility or to share details and reasoning for one's actions
If the value of accountability is held by enough individuals in the system it becomes too costly to misuse power or neglect responsibilities due to high probability of repercussions.
Focusing too much on the status of others can undermine the respect for inherent value of an individual and deprive opportunities from those with lower status.
Relative social or professional position
If individuals value having high status, they have more motivation for achieving success thus raising the bar for everyone else.
Ensuring that everyone receives proportional consequences of their actions is the most effective motivation for individuals to act appropriately within the system.
Consequence in the form of a reward or punishment corresponding to one’s actions
If individuals will have to operate under constant threat of punishment for any mistake or lapse of judgment they might be less likely to express creativity and ambition
Authority diminishes autonomy of individuals to make their own decisions and think for themselves, thus stifling individuality.
The power to enforce rules or give orders
For the system to function in an effective and stable way individuals must recognize decisions made by the institutions of authority.
Too much forgiveness undermines justice and lessens the motivation to follow rules and norms.
The act of stopping to blame or be angry with someone for something that person has done, or not punish them for a past transgression
In order for individuals to be creative, honest or ambitious they must know that they can be forgiven if they make laps of judgments or mistakes along the way.
If the only criteria to achieve power is competency of which not everyone has an equal amount the system would become unequal and undemocratic.
A system in which people are rewarded power, status, or influence based on their abilities and contributions
Only correct decision making can lead to the system’s prosperity, therefore decision making powers should be delegated to individuals who have proven to be the most competent.
It is hard to motivate individuals to endure risks and costs required for accomplishments if they are not allowed to keep their rewards.
The right of different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment
When inequality in systems rise, systems usually start to experience internal conflicts or general attacks by groups of individuals who feel treated unfairly.
For the system to be stable certain level of conformity is required. Creativity can undermine social stability by disrupting accepted customs and norms.
The ability to use imagination to produce a new idea, method, or artwork
It’s not possible to know if the system is functioning in the most efficient and effective way at any given time. Individuals who value creativity are more likely to find unexpected ways of improvement.
If the loyalty is misplaced, you may get hurt.
Support or allegiance to a relationship based on history
You create a strong bond with another being or an idea.
It is hard to maintain progress when personal flaws or systemic issues are not being addressed just because it is uncomfortable to do so.
Behavior or speech that is respectful and considerate of other people
When individuals value politeness it’s easier to cooperate and avoid conflict making the system more stable.
In certain situations the system must compromise prosperity for other values, because most principles and guidelines require resources for their maintenance.
Being successful or thriving in terms of resources
Prosperity is the state of having enough resources to achieve set goals. Resources are always needed to progress towards or maintain the system’s goals therefore prosperity is always a necessary factor.
Too much autonomy can undermine the stability of the system as autonomous individuals do not have to abide by the norms and values agreed by the majority.
Ability to self-govern, moral independence
In order to maintain individuality within the system individuals must be allowed to govern their own actions and set their own moral values.
Knowledge is a morally neutral value, therefore individuals who have more knowledge have more means to successfully harm others or undermine the system for personal gain.
Having understanding that conforms with fact and reality
When individuals are more knowledgeable they are likely to make less mistakes and show more competence when participating in the system.
Allowing too much privacy for individuals can make it harder to maintain stability as it is easier to act against the interests of the system when transparency is not valued.
The state of being free from unwanted or undue intrusion or disturbance in one's private life or affairs; freedom to be alone
For individuals to be able to maintain their individuality they must be allowed to have their privacy to ensure protection against pressures from public or authorities.
Too much individuality can undermine the solidarity within the system and cause instability.
That which distinguishes someone from others in a group of similar people
In order for the system to recognize the inherent value of each individual, it must allow for individuals to choose their own values and make their own choices even if they might not always correspond with the interests of the system.
Some types of behaviors may be undermining the interests of other individuals or values of the system, therefore some pressures against undesirable behaviors should be maintained.
One’s willingness to accept beliefs, opinions, and practices that are different from your own, even if one might not agree with or approve of them
Tolerance is needed for people who are different from each other to be able to work together. The more tolerant individuals are in the system the more cooperation can happen to achieve its goals.
Some individuals may adhere only to selfish values and act in self-interest. Indiscriminately extending respect to everyone means that these individuals are also enjoying its benefits.
Recognition of another individual’s value and interest
In order for cooperation to be possible there must be a certain amount of mutual respect for each other’s value and interests.
Too much kindness and support extended to those who do not put the required efforts for self-reliance can hinder motivation to change for the better.
The quality of being generous or helpful
If individuals value kindness and help each other prosper there is more cooperation and success within the system.
Too much safety can hinder progress because some ambitions require taking on risk.
Freedom from danger, risk, or injury
If individuals value safety they are less likely to create or endure unnecessary risk making the system more stable.
Focusing too much on effectiveness in certain situations can have negative effects on other values like stability or integrity because sometimes abiding by constraining values can make it harder to achieve intended results.
The capability of producing a desired result or the ability to produce desired output
System thrives when individuals within it properly apply their positive moral guidelines, but to successfully apply any guideline individual’s actions must have intended effects.
To impose responsibility unto individuals is to undermine their right to set their own path and values, thus stifling their individuality.
A duty that one is obligated to answer for
Because the system is individualistic and decentralized its success is reliant on positive and voluntary participation of individuals, therefore success is only possible if enough individuals accept the responsibility for the system’s maintenance and growth.
Too much honesty can cause emotional discomfort and conflict making cooperation more difficult.
Truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness
When individuals value honesty they are more likely to address uncomfortable issues that need to be resolved.
Concept of fairness can be used to undermine the accomplishments and merits of those who achieve more than others based on their hard work or competency.
Impartial treatment with no favoritism toward one side or another
If all individuals will treat each other impartially and extend the same opportunities for success, then everyone will have personal interest in the stability of the system even during times when they personally belong to a lower status group.
Democratic systems take longer to make decisions therefore the system can be late to meet certain challenges. Also the power to make decisions is not assigned objectively by merits but only by means of popular opinion.
A system in which power is held by the whole population of a state or group, and exercised either directly or through freely elected representatives
Democracy imposes accountability on authority by setting up ways to remove leadership if they act against the interests of the system and its individuals.
Progress has inherent risk of destabilizing the system because progress is just another form of change and it’s impossible to predict the outcome of any change with perfect accuracy.
Advancement or movement toward a goal or goals.
The usual state of any system does not perfectly meet all its goals therefore constant progress is always necessary.
Putting too much emphasis on self-reliance can have negative effects to the solidarity between individuals and make it harder to cooperate.
The ability to care for one's self and fulfil personal responsibilities without assistance from others
If more individuals can participate in the system without external assistance then there is less strain on the system itself.
During certain challenges revealing full truth to all individuals of the system can cause instability by causing panic or it can inform competitors of points of weakness.
Being in accord with fact or reality.
For the system to be able to achieve and maintain its goals it must successfully meet its challenges, which is harder to do when operating under false premises.
If there is a constant expectation of receiving support when needed, there is less motivation for self-reliance and efforts.
Unity of action with mutual support within a group
If individuals will value solidarity and assist each other in times of need the system will be more stable as there will be less individuals under distress.
Imposing transparency on individuals undermines their right to privacy and can make them feel less safe to be unique and creative.
Open accessibility to complete and truthful information
Usually in any system there are at least some individuals who purposely act against its interests for their own gain. When more individuals value transparency it’s more difficult to act against the system without repercussions.
Too much ambition can motivate individuals to act in selfish or highly risky ways thus causing a strain on stability of the system.
A strong desire to attain success, make impact, or gain rank, fame, or power
The system is comprised of individuals therefore their achievements extends to the success of the system. Ambition is an important value motivating individuals to endure risk and costs which is required to reach personal accomplishments.