This-essay is a7903021.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 ========================================================== %VALUES CLARIFICATION DIALOGUE WAYS PATHS 790302 Values are often affirmed in ways that are not clear. People who follow those ways are often unclear about the values which their ways affirm. Because their ways are not clear, they move in them as if in a fog---not seeing very far ahead. They can rarely see where their ways are leading them---and do not make wise choices about the ways they follow and where they go. The ways we follow are patterns of behavior, traditions and paradigms. Our ways are patterns of: perception, thought, analysis, feeling, expression, repression, decision, indecision, action, waiting, procrastination, association, friendship, and isolation. In each way we affirm some concerns as having priority over other concerns. Our ways lead us to spend our scarce resources in one way, rather than in another way which may be a complementary and/or an exclusive alternative. Our ways are paths---which we follow in setting our priorities and in spending our scarce resources---both personal and communal. Our ways thus guide our political processes of allocating scarce communal resources according to communally chosen priorities. Value clarification dialogue focuses on the values of our ways and where our ways are likely to lead us. By sharing openly our complementary perceptions, thoughts, analyses, feelings, and desires we can communally clarify where our: ways, paths, values, priorities, patterns, paradigms, concerns, traditions, habits, languages, symbols, and institutions---are leading us. We may work together in cooperative efforts to lift the fog which makes our ways unclear to us---and so causes us to stumble and fall and hurt each other. Value clarification is not the process of replacing many paths through the woods with just one super-highway, for all to follow. It is a process of mapping out the diverse paths we are following. Value clarification is not the process of regulating traffic on the ways of life, but the process of making clear to pilgrims where the paths of life lead. Only when pilgrims know the ways of life and where they lead can---the pilgrims progress towards their diverse chosen destinations and the diverse destinations which have chosen them. (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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