Pastoral Comfort

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Pastoral Comfort is an evolutionary challenge that occurs at the end of Stage Four. At the end of Stage Four, a species has reached a stage of technological expertise (hunting, husbandry, agriculture) that allows them to live comfortable and content on the land, without a lot of additional labour. At this stage, the motivation to evolve (the struggle to survival) falters and a planet's societies settle into technological, administrative, and economic steady state where further development is slow or non-existent.

Related LP Terms

Pastoral Comfort > Evolutionary Stages, Stage Four

Non-LP Related Terms

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The achievement of pastoral comfort reduces the motivation of a species to develop since life is good, long, and fun. To overcome Stagnation and enter into Stage Five, a species must overcome the challenge of pastoral comfort. This typically involves the insertion of Existential Narratives that emphasize a purpose and world of struggle and hard work.