Criterion for the Acceptance of Sign
A subjective aspect will only be accepted by an objective aspect if the subjective aspect does not deny the importance of the objective aspect. The pair will always be representative of the conflict of change vs stasis: if the subject is change, then the object is stasis; if the subject is stasis, then the object is change. The relationship is clarified when it is considered that the subject means life and the object means death (Gulenko), and that change is the negation of stasis and stasis prevents the appearance of change. Change seeks to create new life; stasis seeks to preserve existing life. The same applies to consciousness, with changes in consciousness ideally acheiving an expansion thereof, and static consciousness allowing for a preservation of the benefits already acheived.
Change need not be good, although we prefer that it be such. A change which leads to destruction of life is a failed change; a change which leads to the denial of that which is already known amounts to the abolition of consciousness. Stasis is problematic: the mind always desires new experiences and new understandings; the expansion of life in resource-limited environments requires the development of technology to distribute needed goods and make better use of existing goods. Change and stasis have a relationship of common transformation: changes become accepted as standard practice and themselves acheive an enduring quality; the preservation of that which already exists, meanwhile, allows a foundation for effective change. The question in terms of acceptance of either by its counterpart, therefore, is one of shared utility. Can way of life X be practiced regularly; and if can, does it offer advantage over way of life Y? Does concept Z really exist; and if it does, then does not concept W still retain its relevance?
If a way of life cannot demonstrate itself as appreciably more effective than the way already adopted, then why change? Training others in way of life X will detract from time that could be spent practicing way of life Y instead.