Change is inevitable, since change is the essence of time, and time does not stand still. Labor precedes all new life – whether the birth of a child or a new venture. Thus you should look at all tumultuous situations as the advancement of newness. Just as the seed must die, in order to grow, so too old ways must give way to new things. Crumbling institutions may be the preparation for new and better life. Rather than condemning you should see beyond. When things are not working it is the catalyst for renewal, or rethinking, and restructuring paradigms in a state of change. Human civilizations have difficulty in planning change, but are successful in recovering from disasters. It is unfortunate that this is the way it is, but seems to be the way nature has designed our ability to deal with change. The critical tipping point, is when is it time to acknowledge absolute failure and begin the process of rebuilding and redefining. How long do we allow institutional failure (as well as personal failure) to reach this tipping point? The challenges is how to discern the difference, between waiting and acting!