This-essay is a8601011.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 ========================================================== %FOUNDATIONS FOR PERSONAL INTEGRATION 860101 Upon what foundations can people successfully build personal integrity? Attempts have been made to do so upon doctrines regarding God about whom people do not agree, and religious wars and disintegration have ensued. Attempts have been made to do so based upon human rituals supposed to have power beyond human understanding and control, and human mis-understandings have ensued. Attempts have been based upon pure power centralized in a few people, and the alienations of injustice have prevailed. Attempts have been based upon the undisciplined wills of the masses, and the result has been anarchy and communal disintegration. Attempts have been based upon laws and prescriptions of what some have defined to be proper behavior, and people have been alienated for failures to conform properly. Attempts have been based upon systematic objective analysis of elementary realities, but the leaders have become alienated from the masses. Attempts have been based upon book learning in vast intellectual centers, but the leaders have become elitists alienated from the masses. These attempts have often lead to the separation of the leaders from the masses and so to the disintegration of people; rather than to the integration of people into true communities with both personal and communal integrity. No exclusive basis is the sole basis for wisdom. No one exclusive basis is the key to personal and communal integrity. Those who would enjoy the fruits of personal and communal integrity must seek to balance both kinds of integrity with all their hearts, minds and souls. We need to work for an integrative communal venture in which all participate for the good of all. Ways can be found to integrate what each unique individual can contribute to the whole with integrity; with due respect, but not exclusive respect. All may with intentionality participate in the integration because they want to, not because they must. (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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