The term “living system” is normally applied to define life in some form of organism: A cat, a horse, a human body. But in our discussions, the term living system defines other realities as well. We see a living system as an orderly, complex and interrelated arrangement of living components that work together to accomplish a goal. So “living system” can be applied to not just the physical realm, but the social realm as well. An organization, church, city or country can all be considered living systems.