This-essay is a7907291.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 ========================================================== %ARROGANCE AS REFUSAL HUMILITY LISTEN HONOR+790729 %TOLERATE INTIMATE DEFENSE CONSUME SIMPLIFY+790729 %DEATH AFFECTION SEX NEED RESOURCES 790729 Arrogance often is manifested in refusals. The arrogant will not listen to those regarded as inferior. They will not tolerate or honor those who do not conform to their expectations and demands. They will not humble themselves to associate with simple people who lack manipulative powers. Arrogant people will not let down their defenses, not let themselves go and express their true unique human selves. To do so would be to become vulnerable to others' knowledge of their real selves. Arrogant people seek to maintain their lofty appearance through conspicuous consumption of natural resources. They refuse to give up their consumptive life style and become humble servants that give of themselves, rather than consume the resources of mother earth. They refuse to give up their big/fancy houses, cars, clothes, appliances, etc. They can not stand to simplify their life styles. The arrogant can not acknowledge their finitude; their need for affection, intimacy, sexual relationships, relaxation, recreation, physical exercise and bodily functions; and their eventual death. They cut themselves off from those who are honest about their finitude--- because such honesty threatens their techniques for achieving "security". The collusions of the arrogant can not survive before the honesty of the humble and the simple---who are not imprisoned in the collusions of the arrogant. Thus the humble must be kept in their places and their freedoms of communication must be restricted. Their troubling truths must be discredited whenever they leak out of their prisons. Simplicity must be regarded as inferior to sophistication, arrogance as more respectable than humility, defensiveness as more normal than vulnerability. Arrogance is often a defense mechanism used by people who feel insecure because they did not experience affective security as infants and children. By living in threatening, punitive, rewarding, and generally manipulative environments---they learned to cope in terms of such realities. Openness and personal honesty are dangerous in such environments. The arrogant were observed to "get ahead" and "succeed". Arrogant people thus encourage succeeding generations to be arrogant. (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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