This-essay is a8505112.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 ========================================================== %FEEDBACK CONTROL IDEALS-2 850511 Institutions, traditions, and cultures entail feedback control ideals which operate in invisible ways which promote the growth of some features and the decay of other features. The rate of growth or decay may be such that at any one moment in history the participants perceive the growth or decay as unquestionably desirable. The growth or decay is judged in terms of the set of ideals and values which have operated to create the feedback loops which are controlling the growth or decay. Yet, no one may be aware of the way in which the thoughtless process is bound to go to undesirable extremes which may not be recognized until an extreme has been reached and passed. In the absence of thoughtful balance ideals and values are bound to operate through thoughtless feedback loops to produce oscillations between extreme which extremists regard as desirable or devilish depending upon where they stand. Extremists work to promote the opposite extreme, rather than work to promote feedback loops designed to promote balance and long-term stability. Feedback loops should be designed to promote balance and stability. Stability at an extreme is not balance. Stability need not be static, it can be dynamic. Stability does not mean the absence of change. Feedback loops are used in airplanes to achieve stable flight in a balanced way. Feedback loops can be designed to achieve social and personal growth with balance and integrity. Often feedback is negative in nature. The filtering of some aspect of a signal and preventing it from participating in the feedback loop may be the most important aspect of what is happening. Dictators who deny communication rights know this well and inhibit the free flow of ideas, facts, opinions, etc. In the same way informal collusions, taboos, traditions, and institutions may inhibit desirable feedback and so undermine the integrity of a community as to cause its disintegration. Thus we need to become aware of inhibitory feedback effects which cause the decay of the basis of unity in a community. It is our ideals which control our feedback loops. If they operate thoughtlessly and invisibly we are likely to experience great tragedies. (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.
Find the following links by clicking on CENTER when CENTER near the top or bottom of a web page of essayz.com
1. Go to HOME PAGE of essayz.com 2. Find brief-essays via keywords 3. Find brief-essay about ADDICTION 4. Search-Helps related to ABOVE-LINK 5. GoTo Action & Information Center 6. Find Regular-Essays via Year/Month 7. Find Regular-Essays via Word-Starts 8. Find Regular-Essay about LOVE
This-essay is a8505112.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. These 5 lines echo top lines. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One