The beautiful and imperishable comes into existence due to the suffering of individual perishable creatures who themselves are not beautiful, and must be reshaped to form a template from which the beautiful is printed (forged, extracted, converted). This is the terrible law of the universe. This is the basic law; it is a fact… Absolute suffering leads to — is the means to — absolute beauty.

* Sense-making. The ability to determine the deeper meaning or significance of what is being expressed

* Social intelligence. The ability to connect to others in a deep and direct way, to sense and stimulate reactions and desired interactions

* Novel and adaptive thinking. Proficiency at thinking and coming up with solutions and responses beyond that which is rote or rule-based

* Cross-cultural competency. The ability to operate in different cultural settings

* Computational thinking. The ability to translate vast amounts of data into abstract concepts and to understand data-based reasoning

* New-media literacy. The ability to critically assess and develop content that uses new media forms and to leverage these media for persuasive communication

* Transdisciplinarity. Literacy in and ability to understand concepts across multiple disciplines

* Design mind-set. Ability to represent and develop tasks and work processes for desired outcomes

* Cognitive load management. The ability to discriminate and filter information for importance and to understand how to maximize cognitive functioning using a variety of tools and techniques

* Virtual collaboration. The ability to work productively, drive engagement and demonstrate presence as a member of a virtual team