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Good and bad. Helps and hurts.
We need people, lots of people, to consider transitioning from a way that is doomed, but also already proven unsatisfactory. At the same time, the transition is to restructured communities all over the place. Getting and staying there, while feeling neither claustrophobic nor stuck, is actual work for the individuals in the various places. It's work the arranging and doing of which most today have few or no clues about, not to mention shortages of time and energy. And it is not a campaign for a pivotal decision, not analogous to electing an unusual candidate or successfully advocating for a new policy. It's not about pulling together a majority for a moment. It is ongoing, all-inclusive cultural action for freedom, as Paulo Freire put it.
That is not say there cannot be a bandwagon effect. The doing has attractive qualities, so when it's done visibly, some people alert to more satisfying and sustainable ways will take note and express interest. Some percentage of them will begin to participate. The attraction increases as the doers do more. Transition powered by urgency bets that genius so unleashed will take care of everything as well as can be hoped.
If the increases in participation and attractiveness proceed at just the right pace (different everywhere!), participants might arrange and rearrange themselves in sustainable ways, just as trees on boulders and at cliffs grow always in balance, cell by cell, to surprising shapes and sizes. However, wherever jumping on the bandwagon overwhelms the participant arranging process, Transition will suffer setbacks and knockdowns. Some will get up to keep going and some will stay down because they didn't have the necessary structural integrity.
To restructure community, recruit anyone near you who isn't preparing to depart. Rearrange with full awareness at each addition. This is slow and that is good because strength and integrity develop that way.