This-essay is a7901101.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 ========================================================== %DISJOINTED LIVING VS INTEGRITY 790110 We each are a member of a number of sub-cultures: family, teens, school, business, profession, hobby, political party, church, service organization, fraternal organization, state, nation, etc. Rarely do we experience unanimity of world-view within our sub-cultures. Commonly there are tensions and conflicts between the subcultures upon which we depend for personal affirmation and meaning. Our affirmations within most of our subcultures tend to be conditional upon our affirming the exclusive values, perceptions, world-views, priorities, etc. of each subculture. We will not be personally affirmed by the members of a subculture if we fail to affirm the subculture, including its collusions. If we participate in subcultures which support conflicting collusions we will inevitably experience tensions and conflicts. Our response to such inter-cultural tensions and conflicts will determine much about the quality of life which we live. We may seek to ignore the tensions and conflicts and try to move between the cultures in such a way as to avoid contributing to the resolution of the tensions and conflicts ---behaving in each culture as a loyal native with no conscious awareness of the implications of our other culture upon our present life. We thus create walls in our selves and develop split personalities at some level, and so play incongruous roles in the two cultures. We may seek and possibly achieve some personal integration of the two cultures, yet not move to threaten the collusions of the two cultures by seeking to share our integration. Such a personal integration may or may not be at a conscious level; yet serve to a resolve our personal tension over the incongruities or our cultures. We may have personal integrity of a sort while not contributing to a broad cultural integrity. We may seek to contribute to a broad cultural integrity by seeking to transcend the inter-cultural incongruities. To do so will inevitably threaten the collusions of the incongruous cultures, and may result in our excommunication. The fear of such excommunication may inhibit efforts to contribute to a broad cultural integrity. For this reason we need to work to minimize occasions of excommunication for any reason. When is excommunication wise, prudent and worthy of respect? (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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