We gain gained increased clarity that growing vital communities takes the synergy of financial and social capital. It also takes imagination capital. Imagination is vision of possibility. In any community, there are people who imagine possibilities that they feel certain they will not help make happen. And there are people who imagine possibilities they feel compelling to engage in their realization.
We benefit from both kinds of people because they inspire each other in virtuous spirals of creativity, innovation and transformation.
Reality is that communities with financial and social capital also need equal measures of imagination capital. Currency and connections are vital but insufficient for meaningful change. That's why it's important to cultivate people to keep their imaginations alive and their lives aligned to their realization.