wholeness, civilizations, life work
How can we characterize a civilization? From an economic point of view, a civilization consists of a system of interacting fulltime interdependent specialized occupations. From a cultural point of view, on the other hand, a civilization consists of what Ben Nelson, the late president of the International Society for the Comparative Study of Civilizations (1971-1977), called a civilizational complex, a structure that developed from the blending of multiple cultures.
Maxwell, Ross R.
"The Human Search for a Sense of Wholeness,"
Comparative Civilizations Review: Vol. 85
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/ccr/vol85/iss85/6