Reality opens in the human mind. The mind is structured according to the gravitational field surrounding us, with three time-dimensions in a linear relationship: the past, the present and the future. Linearity is realized if the past is before the present and the future after the present. In the multi-dimensional gravitation field of space, the concept of time may be more than linear.
Reality and its description have been refined by awareness, measurement, and various evaluations. Differences in the observation difference in the processing capacity also create differences in the realities of thought. Issues relating to the normative basis of thinking, such as the concept of human rights, have been codified in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948. International declarations / agreements, together with territorial state norms (laws and national treaties), form the basis for secular power (law and order).
In the pre-normative religions and in the world, order created by the Church, the rights and duties of the people are defined in divine declarations. Human beings follow these provisions to maintain a divine connection. The reality of the community consists of divine revelation and material changes in the environment. In religious-based systems divine declarations represent a higher morality than simultaneous secular norms.
The emergence of concept of community
Community thinking is the dimension of human consciousness by which man determines and dominates his or her relationship with things around him. The world can be seen either as a law enforcement agency or as a living collective organism. Society / community works through a process that maintains two vital functions. These processes consist of two processes. The living organism has a blood circulation system that distributes energy / nutrients, and lymphatic circulation carrying liquids and slags. Processes work together and separately to maintain life.
When Europe, as a result of the Renaissance, age of the great discovery and the inventions in physics, began to evolve into a new system of secular power, it was based on two previous ruling mechanisms: a secular "legitimacy" resembling divine revelation, the contents of which were either absolutist leaders with armed forces or progressively developed peoples and representative institutions representing their interests in accordance with the territoriality principle.
Early development of community
With the dialogical philosophy and thinking of the 19th century, even the thinking of the community started to get new elements. One hundred years later, in the late 1900s, the leap of scientific thinking in biology and science produced ecological thinking as part of the community. Evolution and constitutionality of the legitimacy of legitimation of the two types of states. It resulted in bottom-up democracies and top-down, self-democratizing states. The concepts of corporate identity differed greatly in these basic types.
Only in the 1960s in "Western" countries emerged thinking and social movements (Greens) who recognized the importance of civil society / lymph circulation in managing mankind and global environmental change. This development gained legitimacy at the UN Rio de Janeiro Environment Summit held in 1992. It initiated the development of the United Nations and transnational environmental issues, which today includes both the legality dimension and the living organism dimension, better known as sustainable development.
Agenda 2030 in sustainable development
The current program (Agenda 2030) and the UN Millennium Development Goals (2000) preceding it reflect the perceptions of sustainable development / global change by state-run experts from leading industrialized countries. It identifies, and lists issues related to the eradication of poverty and other sustainable development that should be controlled on the planet to ensure the continuation of life. Identifying problems has been deductively top-down following the "church-state" model and the G2G approach at the expense of the Living Organism.
What the current concept of sustainable development is trying to master. Agenda 2030 consists of 17 objectives and 169 sub-objectives. Why environmental issues have not been raised as a main group for sustainable development. After all, is the environment in the global system the same as the lymphatic circulation in the living organism? The goal is too long, it needs to be shortened and priorities need to be prioritized. Who controls the current entity? Declarative goals override the identification and prioritization of concrete problems in common language.
Formation of the Ideas in World War II
The Second World War is an example of maximizing the use of force by state institutions to other communities. State-orientation in community thinking was contrary to living organism thinking by strengthening the bloodstream at the expense of another equally essential fluid process. The consequences were fatal to the whole planet. In human body functions, blood circulation is essential to the whole. Similarly, society and community are much more than state and public power.
During the Second World War, people lived in exceptionally difficult conditions, giving birth to creative thinking and a new way of seeing things. Those conditions attach people's attention to the functionality and functionality of things. Laws, the principle of legality and the objective setting based on the community's decision-making values was not a priority. Small things began to come up with new types of entities that work more effectively than top-down command models in many areas of community behavior, and general thinking.
The emergence and dissemination of IT
In the history and the future, the description of reality is simpler than "here and now". Any value judgement and things that affect the decision-making can be left out of consideration. The difference is that the things of the past and the future are perceived and described as processes. Shooting focuses on the functionality, the resulting results, and the interdependencies of things in the processes. Describing operating processes is essential for comprehension and control of the whole.
During the Second World War and beyond, systemic thinking also spread to civil life. Systems thinking and automated data processing (IT) started in the western world to take advantage of both business and administration routines. In socialist countries, information technology and system thinking were tools of central government and planning that strengthened the law-based state of existence. Western system thinking also included a legislative dimension as part of its functional analysis. System thinking, and associated steering process enables integrating things in accordance with the whole entity of the living organism.
System thinking is needed to describe processes
In system thinking and automation of data processing, a distinction is made between the guiding and controlling process. The process to be controlled and its objectives must be able to describe functionally before automating its control. Without this requirement for automation and / or digitalization, as it is today, it will not be the same as setting goals alone, without producing any results without the proper policy and means to achieve them.
The current Sustainable Development Program is not in line with the human history's knowledge-based change management. It does not adequately describe the problems at the functional level. It presents prominently different global goals that are in asymmetry with lower-level actors and people's goals. Where is the standard of global development present that can be derived and correlated with Agenda 2030 objectives and sub-objectives, both top and bottom, when implemented? The current international organizations' PCM / LFA method and standards are not based on system thinking.
Structures in global development
Following the Rio de Janeiro 1992 Environment Summit, the UN MDG 2000 program was the first attempt at mankind to make a global program for safeguarding the continuity of life and the eradication of poverty on the planet. If the causes of poverty and environmental problems are not recognized as they have been to the vast majority of the international community, there is no reason to expect a "big leap" to knowing and repairing issues, even though the UN and the G2G community organized some of the finer and visible international meetings.
The constitutional states and the principle of legality are the basis for international co-operation in resolving global problems. The second foundation is the previously unknown things in our planet / gravity field, if they have meaning and impact on our lives and our environment. It is necessary to consider the surrounding world (the nearby space) as well as external issues when trying to describe the gravitational field and the bounded reality together.
Information related pollution
The emphasis on the significance of information in community thinking is not any more under control in the beginning of the 21st century. It recalls the overriding role of state in the 19th century theoretical philosophical discussions of a new kind of social system based on socialist theories. Even in the next century, these principles were believed, and socialist states were set up around the globe. Today, the number of socialist state believers is very small. In the Internet and social media, the importance of knowledge has been emphasized. Everywhere digitalization and people networking are required. However, ensuring the correctness of the information is not a matter of great importance.
Global development comes to an end if the description of processes around it abandons the substantive correctness of the information. Social media is not a media word in the traditional sense. Social media do not regard the accuracy and reliability of information as their most important reference to the normal media. Social media is a business based on asymmetric and opaque contractual relationships between partners and media players. Why do state institutions use social media when their primary task is to control justice and not to increase it.
Reliability of sustainable development
Sustainable development programs also have other risks related to information and reliability. These risks relate to the creation and implementation of programs. Global change management is one of the most demanding processes that the globe is wearing. Do the authors of the programs know the necessary understanding and the social development of the social literacy? Do SDG program makers, implementers, and target groups dominate at the level that they master the program-related content, something other than the “keyword” competence in the relevant communication within a community that is developing and supporting the development.
Assessing the expertise of experts and recipients in sustainable development is problematic. The methods currently in use are not reliable because the provisions on accuracy of information do not meet the general legal requirements. Appeal procedures in search and selection situations simply do not work. The EU GDPR came into force in May 2018, trying to correct the credibility of personal data without the obligation of the EU's own supervisory authorities to comply with correctness of personal data. Persons seeking the right of themselves will become labeled and unauthorized as inadequate in the internal control mechanisms of the aid providers.
How to streamline things in the current system?
Openness and Transparency are two universal principles of governance, which are enshrined in virtually all states' basic laws and charter charts. When are the institutions responsible for sustainable development programs exchanging ideas and opening a dialogue about ideas and feedback from outside the development community? OECD DAC has such an exercise this fall. A viable sustainable development interaction system exists on paper, such as the global programs itself, but cannot be smelled, tasted, or manually tapped as in the global business.
There is no need to reinvent global change management mechanism. It just needs to open the eyes. Man acquires more than 92 percent of the outside world through his vision capability. A 92% rule does not work if people do not control the selection process of their minds. The need for change is born in a healthy mind. For a change, a situation analysis is conducted to identify and format the problem to find a solution. The problem is solved, and the results are evaluated from the point of view of change management. If need be, repeat the approach. We learn more about ourselves, make room for new problems and other people to be perceptualized and solved.
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