There are many values. Values are also related to needs. Different individuals and entities in different situations and times have different weights and weights for different values and needs. Goals are set based on needs and values, with different degrees of emphasis on values and goals.
There are an infinite number of factors and their effects. The factor can also be the influence and the influence can be the factor. Almost everything affects everything, but only the most relevant factors and effects are taken into account in structuring, handling, and modeling. There are contributory, counter-effects, sub-effects, synergies, single or discrete effects, indirect and immediate effects, short- and long-term effects, eternal effects.
We are always moving from the present situation and moment to the future. We want to use current solutions to steer the near and far future and to eternity.
We can deal with the universe by thinking by dividing the universe into parts or by combining the parts into entities and integrating entities into the universe.
Everything: material, physically and chemically perceptible, and spiritual perception “with soul senses” and / or non-material perception. There is also something in the universe that we cannot chemically-physically observe. If the model, the goals, and the measures are based solely on chemical-physical evidence, it is severely incomplete. In everything must also take into account spiritual, mental and ethical values.
Quality is a major factor in the structuring of the universe, with the concepts of good and bad. What is really good and what is really bad. What is good is not always what feels good in the long run at the moment, nor is everything bad about a person and not always bad in the long run.
Partitioning into a whole. Structuring helps you manage and handling
Environmental friendliness, economy, health, comfort, safety, ethics, etc.
The economy affects health and health affects the economy. The environment has an impact on health and the economy. The economy has an impact on the environment. The environment affects safety. The environment affects comfort. Economy affects ethics and ethics affects the economy.
If any significant value, factor, and influence is overlooked, the models and solutions will not be good enough. If, for example, one thinks of compacting the urban structure in terms of economy and ignores comfort and natural proximity and other values, the decision to compact the building becomes biased, which places too much emphasis on economy. On the other hand, if the environmental comfort is affected and the market value of the dwellings decreases, compacting may also be an economically bad solution. In addition, an overcrowded environment can have a detrimental effect on health by increasing car traffic and its air polluting effect in the immediate vicinity. And also, infectious diseases are more likely to spread. Compression can reduce traffic if people are also close to jobs and services, within walking distance. A broader structure would allow even local food production in the garden and to exercise in cleaner air and a more peaceful environment. There is plenty of space in Finland and there would be no need to build cramped cities. There should be more livelihoods in the countryside, thereby avoiding congestion and securing a sufficient population base in rural services. Should we build a whole new environment or repair an existing one? Both must be done, because the investments already made in repairing the old ones are not wasted, and everything should be redesigned from scratch to create a new, really good living environment. First the jobs, other services and housing around them. It should be possible to create a car-free environment with local food, local energy, local products, etc., thus maximizing self-sufficiency in production and services.
The most important values, needs, factors and impacts to be considered, goals and their weightings should be listed, mapped. Less important can also be important if they are significant components of a larger entity that is very meaningful. The resulting lists go through the parts of how they view each other and whether they are good, for good, bad, for bad in the short and long term. They can be used to evaluate goals and decisions. One should build a holistic model. However, the main treatment can be limited to the themes of ecology, economy and well-being. The list is like a checklist for something new to be discussed.
Veikko J. Pyhtilä, 2015