By Epictetus, George Long
But the tension on persistence, self-restraint and gear of the need to resist calamity can frequently appear coldhearted. it's Epictetus, a lame former slave exiled through the Emperor Domitian, who deals via a long way the main optimistic and humane model of stoic beliefs. «The Discourses», assembled through his student Arrian, capture him in motion, publicly starting off his perspectives on moral dilemmas.
Committed to speaking with the widest attainable viewers, Epictetus makes use of humor, imagery conversations and homely comparisons to place his message throughout. the result's an ideal common justice, calm indifference within the face of discomfort – that have proved so influential all through Western background.
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Definitions of service success are much easier for service providers to describe in terms of outputs because they say nothing about the results and impact on people themselves. Did lives improve? Was there greater mobility, educational opportunity, higher levels of well-being? Such questions essentially lie outside the capacity of outputs to tell us. Outcomes, on the other hand, are universal aims to be achieved within a particular service field towards which any particular set of service outputs or practitioner activity may or may not assist.
Organisational/institutional structures These include committees, associations, clubs, faith institutions and youth groups. They represent both the ways and the means by which people come together in small institutions in which they have influence in order to socialise and address concerns and problems; the range and capacity of such organisations together with the networks they spawn are critical to a community’s capacity. Problem assessment The capacity to identify problems and concerns, together with proposed solutions and actions to resolve them, are central to a community’s ability to be an effective partner.
Local communities have, of course, different levels of resources that people can draw on – whether the quality of services such as schools or health clinics, their housing 28 UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY PRACTICE and physical infrastructure or their connection to the jobs market and levels of income. Often these resources are distributed – and segregated – unequally along lines of race, ethnicity, social class and gender. Given this overall pattern of inequality and of huge differences in resources it is still feasible to talk about community capacity in a general sense.