Recognizing, as they must, that social structures are forever changing, functional analysts must nevertheless explore the interdependent and often mutually supporting elements of social structure.  In general, it seems that most societies are integrated to the extent that many, if not all, of their several elements are reciprocally adjusted.  Social structures do not have a random assortment of attributes, but these are variously interconnected and often mutually sustaining.  To recognize this, is not to adopt an uncritical affirmation of every status quo; to fail to recognize this, is to succumb to the temptations of radical utopianism (1968, pp. 94-95).