What do we/society need or want to sustain, and what genuine
progress do we/society need or want to achieve?
How can we manage parts of systems so as to also benefit the
whole (people globally, future generations and nature)?
How can we avoid major-trade-offs when we pursue individual
Which of our/society’s goals are essential, which are examples
of higher goals, and which are discretionary when the achievement of
the essential goals is threatened?
Will our/society’s essential goals (including our/our society’s
goals for nature [for its own sake / for our sake]) (in the areas of
sustainability and genuine progress) be achieved if:
we/society continue doing what we are doing now in the usual way (eg.
same management approaches, same technologies, etc.)?
we/society continue generating the same basic outputs (eg. products,
What can we do to ensure that our and society’s essential goals (for
sustainability and progress) are achieved in a timely fashion with the
maximum compatible achievement of our and society’s discretionary goals.