This-essay is a8406171.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 ========================================================== %DESIRE VS ACTION 840617 The desire to have the property which belongs to another person is not the same as the action of taking that property, of stealing it. Such a desire is not the same as letting another person know of the desire. There are differences between desiring to have, confessing the desire, and stealing what one wants. Our awareness of such differences make it possible for use to treat such different realities differently and justly. It is more difficult to distinguish the differences between sexual desire and sexual action. This is because, among other things, sharing sexual desire is sexual action. To merely confess a sexual desire is to perform a sexual act in many situations. Often sexual honesty is taboo, and to confess a desire is regarded as a sin--- must not be confessed---because to confess the sin is itself a sin. This makes forgiveness and reconciliation difficult, because even reconciliation can become a sin under such circumstances! In coherent patterns of social taboos can create social double binds. It is often difficult to tell the differences between a desire for sexual union and a desire for communal integrity. The desire to share with another person that which is important to you can not always be distinguished from the desire for sexual union. Thus if it is taboo to confess a desire for sexual union, through the confusion of small differences, it may be perceived as taboo to be open and honest about what is most important to you. Such an operation of a taboo increases alienation---which is often regarded as the essence of evil and sin. Alienation tends to be the consequence of taboos against actions which can not be distinguished from confessions of desires. Such taboos undermine openness and honesty and so tend to cause alienation. Such taboos lead people to repress their own desires from their own consciousness---and so make it impossible for people to wisely decide in terms of their own informed consciousness---and so make it impossible for people to wisely decide which desires to fulfill. Under repression desires come to be expressed through sub- conscious processes---rather than through open and honest social processes. (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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