Systems that employ an alternating disequilibrium to sustain continuity are more durable than systems that attempt to sustain continuity through storage or the embodiment into physical objects.
An alternating disequilibrium harnesses the will of the parties to keep things going. Given the will of the parties it makes it hard to stop the continuity once it gets started.
In contrast to the domain of scarcity, wherein people's primary objective is to acquire material goods, in the domain of abundance people's primary objective is to engender and sustain relationships of mutual aid.
Abundance is about the sustenance of relationships for the sake of addressing the long-term.