Capability is the essential quality of life that enables potentiality to be transformed Into actuality. Capability is a combination of a muscle and a skill which can be developed with Dependable practice. The amount of capability we have determines how effectively we can either appreciate what we have, or shape more of what we want.
This excludes the notion of a Meaning gap and therefore the dictionary definition of “capability” is not sufficient to define what I mean by the term. I might more “formally” use the term “Meaningful capability” but in practice I don’t think I will bother
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/Capability is earned and owned/ - Olson
Capability is a continuum that ranges from incompetence to mastery
Capability exists in a particular domain which we call the “Situation-moment”. This is an extension of Dewey’s theory of inquiry, and his notion of the “situation”. In Bennett’s Systematic’s it is a 5 term system.
The ACM is a model based in [[The Systematics of Self Authorship]]. It has 3 levels.
imtuition of need (capability starts with includes a sensing of what is important)
active awareness of the environment
These 2 terms define the need for capability. The space between them is called the "meaning gap"