A modern society, we began this book, is a society that always changes, and change here does not denote alteration or flux but instead a sense that things are being added to one another in a cumulative fashion and that as a result society as a whole is moving in some particular direction. Taking a cue from Aristotle we argued that change can be understood as the transformation of the potential into the actual; change happens when something that is not but which could be is transformed into something that is. While change thus understood can and does happen quite by itself, changes will be more frequent the more people reflect on the potentialities inherent in the world, the more they act on these potentialities, and the more easily conflicts between thoughts and actions are resolved.