Elements of Society

Baseline reference

Definition

Purpose of society

The ideal society

A better society

Descriptive

Requirements for society

Fundamental design

Foundation

Promise of society

Persistent social interaction

Just society

Just and equitable society

Tyranny

Harmony

Goodwill and benevolence

Caring

Civilization

Early forms of society

Tribes

Tribal esprit

Life and living

Challenges

Common challenges and cooperative action

Adversity

Villages

Trading

Early cities

Early progress

Regression

World

Society of a nation

Regional combines of countries

Humanity

The simple model of society

Members of society

Citizens

Individuals

Self-interest

Self-preservation

Organization membership in society

The public

Civil

Civic

Organizations

Nonprofit organizations

Charitable organizations

Dysfunctional organizations

Groups

Subgroups

Founding of organizations

Joining organizations

Supporting organizations

Associating with an organization

Allies

Competition between organizations

Institutions

Congregations

Crowds

Mobs

Simpler model of society

Basic elements of society

More sophisticated model of society

Greater good

Another model of society

Well-being

Quality of life

Comfort

Satisfaction and fulfillment

General welfare

Prosperity

Happiness

Provisioning of welfare

Social safety net

Government transfers

Values

Human values

Shared values

Tolerance of the values of others

Morality

Group morality

Personal morality

Good and evil

Morality of public policy

Truth

Objective and subjective truth

Idealism

Pragmatism and practicality

Reinforcement of values

Culture

Subcultures

Dominant culture

Language

Levels of culture

Popular culture

Vibrant

Inspiring

Free will, choice, and alternatives

Conventions

Norms

Expectations

Live and let live

Habits and patterns

Dependability

Ethics

Social mores

Generosity and charity

Gifts and presents

Sentiment

Public opinion

Environment

Natural resources

Environmentalism

Conservation

Preservation

Infrastructure

Conveyances

Buildings

Structures

Knowledge

Justified true belief

Language and knowledge

Knowledge is power

Acquiring knowledge

Propositions

Beliefs

Principles

Belief system

Fact

Conclusion

Opinion

Meaning

Science

Speculation in science

Theories

Falsification

Scientific research

Mathematics

Social science

Practical know-how

Technology

Engineering

Computers

Internet and web

Phones and smart phones

Artificial intelligence (AI)

Mail

Email

Text messaging

Ideology

Ideologues

Ideas

Essence

Virtues

Honesty

Honor

Courage

Heroism

Sacrifice

Compassion

Judgment

Wisdom

Decisiveness

Indecisiveness

Vices

Respect, self-respect, and dignity

Worth and self-worth

Esteem and self-esteem

Low self-esteem

Confidence

Confidence building

Ignorance

Enlightenment

Basic goods and services

Premium goods

Products

Access to goods and services

Role of government in society

Administration

Public vs. private sector services

Regulation

Invisible hand

Nimble fingers, powerful thumb

Mixed economy

Concentration of power

Monopoly

Functions in society

Participation in society

Leaders

Philosopher kings

Philosophy

Community leaders

Peace of mind

Confidence

Spirituality

Religion

Freedom and liberty

Independence and dependence

Risk and consequences

Protection

Security

Mutual defense

Protection of subordinates

Productive pursuits

Diversion

Public events

Travel and tourism

Humor

Dysfunctional humor

Games

Escape

Addiction

Obsession

Utilitarian

Arts

Writing

Literature

Songs, ballads, and anthems

Symbols

Flag

The system

The establishment

Institutional authority

Youth

Human nature

Brain and mind

Intelligence

Intelligent behavior

Emotions and feelings

Passion

Desire

Preference

Faith

Conscience

Instinct

Will and volition

Desperation

Solace

Individual nature

Character and personality

Identity

Genetics

Genetic expression

Evolution

Genetic engineering

Nurture

Human spirit

Soul

Purpose and meaning

Purposeful and meaningful lives

Meaningful work

Good work

Human energy

Focus and channeling

Human attitude and posture

Optimism

Pessimism

Cynicism

Human social nature

Social qualities

Animal social nature

Animal nature

Survival

Differences

Similarities

Diversity

Tolerance

Unity and solidarity

Commonality and Common ground

Continuity

Inclusiveness

Sense of belonging

Marginalized and disenfranchised

Minorities

Multiculturalism

Exclusion

Voice

Trust

Affirmation

Social cohesion

Vision

Shared vision

Collaborative vision

Tunnel vision

Balance

Incentive and motivation

Growth and expansion

Personal growth

Abilities, talents, and potential

Skills

Human potential

Aspiration, hopes, and dreams

Ambition

Stress

Survival mode

Impulse control

Pluralism

Thought

Communication

Interpretation

Speeches

Networking

Reflection and contemplation

Logic

Limitations of logic

Intuition

Meditation

Exchange of ideas

Mindset

Persuasion

Bully pulpit

Hearts and minds

Raising awareness

Debate

Dysfunctional human nature

Social animus

Gossip

Speculation

Imagination

Fantasy

Propaganda

Disharmony

Pain

Suffering

Struggle

Disorientation

Anxiety and distress

Criticism and legitimate complaint

Whining

Conspiracy theories

Conspiracy

Views

Agreement

Dissent

Divisiveness

Polarization

Divergence

Culture wars

The other and us vs. them

Competition

Rivalry

Protection of interests

Defensive

Politics

All politics is local

Majority rule

Political spectrum, left, and right

Dominant political party

Opposition party

International relations

Desperation over government

Accountability of government

Conflict

Conflict resolution

Adjudication

Hostilities

Agitation, indignation and outrage

Reconciliation

Apology, forgive, and forget

Grief

War

Peace

Frozen conflict

Social restrictions

Anarchism

Terrorism

Elements of basic social order

Family

Nuclear family

Household

Extended family

Kinship

Formation of families

Household formation

Evolution of families

Interactions

Relations

Friendship

Relationships

Social relations or social interactions

Patterns of relationships

Bonding

Commitment

Promises

Understandings

Marriage

Mating

Children

Raising of children

Community

Fairness

Equality

Inequality

Opportunity

Seeds

Merit

Status

Position

Social standing or social rank

Social status and social position

Title

Prestige and social acclaim

Reputation

Impropriety

Credibility

Class

Classless society

Social leveling and leveling mechanisms

Economic and social stratification

Pecking order

Dynasties

Civility

Personal animosity

Hatred

Feuds

Bias

Favoritism

Perceived bias

Harassment

Bullying

Intimidation

Taunting

Procrastination

Kicking the can down the road

Human maturation

Governance

Government

Representative government

Submission to authority

Code of conduct

Law and regulation

Rules

Quality of government

Bans and prohibitions

Censorship

Allegiance, rights, and responsibilities

Rights

Natural rights

Unalienable rights

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Constitutional rights

Privacy

Secrets

Encryption

Confidentiality

Civil rights

Discrimination

Human rights

Property rights

Intellectual property

Slavery

Non-chattel slavery

Servitude

Human trafficking

Freedom of expression

Due process

Infringement of rights

Conflict of rights

Limits of rights

Contractual rights

Organizing and association

Repression

Privilege

Entitlement

Deserve

Obligation, responsibility, and duty

Shared responsibility

Individual responsibility

Taking things for granted and humility

Social agreement on governance

Formal agreement on governance

Constitution

Social contract

Social rights

Roles of government

Food production

Water distribution

Energy production

Housing

Redistribution

Transparency

Secrecy

Classified material

Leaks

Deceit

Rule of law

Political process

Lobbying

Petitions, referendums, and initiatives

Suing the government

Capitalism and democracy

Is business and profit inherently evil?

Specialization and division of labor

Teams

Exchange of goods and services

Barter and money

Business

Business owners

Employees and contract workers

Business organization

Shareholders

Stock and shares

Public vs. private businesses

Stock market

Business executives and managers

Investment and return

Profit motive

Commerce

Economy

Business

Consumers and consumption

Producers and production

Distributors and distribution

Retail sales

Payment form and terms

Marketing

Sales

Customer service

Finance

Banks and lending

Insurance

Accounting

Auditing

Transportation

Personal transportation

Odd businesses

Illegal businesses

Standards bodies

Uniformity and variety

Business organization

Corporations

Small business

Management

Contracts

Business ethics

Caveat emptor

Workers, labor, and labor force

Workforce

Collectives and cooperatives

Unions and organized labor

Strikes and work stoppages

Professions and professionals

Competence

Bridging business and the public

Education

Schools

Teachers

Academia

Vocational training

On-the-job training

Scholars and scholarship

Mentors

Experts

Thought leaders

Media

Media outlets

Social Media

Media bias

Editorials

Editorial advocacy

Media advertising

Alternative media

Journalism

Advocacy

Activism

Grass roots

Movements

Mobilization

Civil society

Community stewards

Elite

Aristocracy

Populism

Influence

Satire and parody

Influencing government

Excessive influence

Corruption

Veto power

Population

Demographics

Correlation and causality

Income and wealth

Expenses

Budget

Savings

Deficit

Financial instruments

Liquidity

Assets

Wealth

Estate and inheritance

Poverty

Unemployment

Not employed

Under employed

Ethnic groups

Residency status

Civic role

Volunteers

Dysfunctional roles

Citizenship role

Citizen participation

Public spaces

Private spaces

Crime

Cheating

Fraud

Scams

Hoaxes

Sin

Criminals

Criminal justice system

Punishment

Rehabilitation

Detention

Death penalty

Justice system

Civil justice system

Scandal

Conflict of interest

Torture

Peacekeeping

Progress

Making a better world

Perfect as enemy of the good

Consensus

Compromise

Status quo

History

Tradition

Folklore

Memorials

Order

Justice

Conflict between order and justice

Social justice and equity

Injustice

Government role in justice

Court of public opinion

Theories of justice

Diversion programs

Stability

Indignation

Change

Form of change

Pace of change

Reform

Disruptive change

Revolution

Coup

Rebellion

Insurrection

Uprising

Civil unrest

Simple unrest

Rioting

Protest, demonstration, rallies, and marches

Direct action

Civic action

Civil disobedience

Disruption

Disorder

Riot

Chaos

Civil war

Regime change

Emigration

Off the grid

Refuge and sanctuary

Sectarian struggle

Crisis

Indigenous people

Homeless

Cults

Outcasts

Outliers

Health

Health care

Health care insurance

Fitness

Mental health

Mental illness

Mental dysfunction

Anger management

Support groups

Communities of support

Disability

Animals

Resilience

Strategic planning

Limits of people

Limits of society

Resource limits

Mysteries

Diaspora

Authoritarianism

Guilt by association

Collective punishment

Sanctions

The future

Sustainability

Future generations

Trends

Predictions

Uncertainty and chance

Mysteries and the unknown

Contingencies

Prudence

Destiny

Power

Checks on power

Leaders and leadership

Charisma and charismatic leaders

Demagogues

Death

Quality

Public communication

Stories

Narrative

Rhetoric

Tribalism

Nationalism

Xenophobia

Time

Timeless

Love

Heart

Brotherly love and the brotherhood of man

Beauty

Context

Hope

Empowerment

Grace

Negotiation

Remaking, renewal, and reinvention

Euthanasia

Disintegration of society

Death of society

Future of society

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Freelance Consultant

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