The focus of the societal mastery component of the New Leadership Paradigm learning system is on creating the conditions that enable the citizens of a community or nation to remove any anxieties they may have about meeting their deficiency needs so they can open themselves up to the process of self-actualization, and thereby explore ways of manifesting their full potential. Ultimately, it is about creating the conditions that support people in leading safe, happy, and fulfilling lives.
Building a viable community or nation involves mastering the first three levels of national consciousness—meeting the basics needs for community living.
The biggest threat to societal mastery comes from the lack of equality and fairness among population subgroups. Wherever you have inequality, unfairness or any form of discrimination in a community or nation, you have the possibility of internal instability.
There are four main areas where inequality and unfairness occur: