This-essay is a7711021.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %PSYCHOSOMATIC DISEASE 771102 When a person is ill-at-ease the person is often a victim of dis-ease. Exclusively objectively oriented persons seek to diagnose disease in objective ways, rather than in subjective ways. Objective doctors tend not to look for the subjective origin of a dis-ease, the factors which made the person ill-at-ease---and so the origin of the illness. They are familiar with objective technologies, but relatively unaware of subjective living and subjective living and subjective technologies. As a result they are insensitive to the correlations between the occasions for being ill-at-ease and the kinds of dis- ease occasioned. They attempt to cure the symptoms of unhealthy subjective cultural contexts without being aware of those contexts, much as a person who tries to cure measles with cosmetics which can cover the superficial symptoms of the disease. It is futile to use medical technologies to attempt to cover the fact that many of our diseases are occasioned by our being ill-at- ease due to unhealthy subjective cultural contexts. Our unhealthy subjective cultural contexts are usually manifestations of conflicts between two or more of our culture's highest values. Creative conflicts between positive tendencies and degenerate TENDENCIES can be healthy and give meaning to our lives. Such conflicts invigorate us and give us psychic ease even in the midst of vigorous activity of various modalities: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, institutional, etc. Conflicts between two positive TENDENCIES can be unhealthy and give occasion for dis-ease. We find it difficult to admit to ourselves that there is any inconsistency between our positive values, especially if in an idolatrous way we have come to value each of them ultimately. We can not call into question our ultimate values, even when they are in conflict with each other. As a result we internalize in our bodies such ultimate conflicts and thereby occasion many of the diseases which technocratic physicians attempt to cure by purely objective technologies. They value objectivity so highly and exclusively that they become blind to important subjective perceptions about people who are dis-eased by the culture's conflicting ultimate values. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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