4. Apply self-regulation & accept feedback

“The sins of the fathers are visited on the children unto the seventh generation”

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We need to discourage inappropriate activity to ensure that systems can continue to function well.

The icon of the whole earth is the largest scale example we have of a self regulating ‘organism’ which is subject to feedback controls, like global warming. The proverb “the sins of the fathers are visited unto the children of the seventh generation” reminds us that negative feedback is often slow to emerge.

Principle 4: Apply self-regulation & accept feedback