A civilization is NOT-ROBUSTLY-SUSTAINABLE in the absence of any of the following Essential-Elements of SUSTAINABILITY; as all-of-them are Essential-to-Long-Term-Sustainability: 1. Broad-Consensuses about Essential-Complementary-and-Supportive: Ideals, Values, Principles, Virtues and Grounds for Hope; perceive as a Well-Integrated-Whole-Set. 2. Leaders who have the Demonstrated-Capacity-and-Will to recognize what Essential-Realities are-absent or are-in- decline - - - and so the Leaders SOUND-ALARMS in gracious-and-helpful-ways. 3. Leaders who keep their emphasis upon making-and-demonstrating-AFFIRMATIONS; thus avoiding becoming preoccupied with: negations, denigrations, contentiousness, polarizations, dichotomies, controls, coercions, violence, etc. 4. Leaders who understand sustainability and have the capacity-and-will to work to help others appreciate and support a comprehensive view of most of the essential-foundations of sustainable-civilizations. 5. Leaders who understand how the essential-foundations of sustainability can be gradually: undermined, enfeebled, discredited, decayed, forgotten, neglected, etc. - - - and know what to do, how to do it, and have a will to do it - - - to reverse such disintegrative-processes within-the-framework-of coherent conceptual-paradigms-and-ways of understanding-and-mitigating the realities-noted-at-the-beginning-of-this-essay. 6. Each significant-meaningful decision involves balancing competing calls for us to spend: time, money, resources, attention and our lives - - - in diverse ways. No significant-meaningful decision is only a "yes" or a "no" response to one isolated: question, command, demand, injunction, expectation, etc. We have WON a Collusive-Game- of-Mutual-Self-Deception if we believe and/or act otherwise; and so are Out-Of-Touch-With-Reality in Deadly-Ways! Be Graciously-Together in Shalom's-Sanctuaries! Be Graciously-Engaged in Open-and-Honest-Dialogues!