The discussion so far has been largely on the assumption that people want to make changes, if not in themselves in their situation, or to change other people and their situations. However, more often than not the starting point for social and community development is that there are at least some people who do not think change is necessary or possible. Some people will blame themselves and may feel, or be made to feel, that they have to change their mind, rather than the world. Other people will feel that somebody else is responsible for their situation and for changing it. The model of social and community development argued for here is that everybody has the capability to change their situation but there are very real constraints on doing so, the awareness that it is possible and how to do it.
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