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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %PREJUDICIAL ALIENATION EVIL 860805 Feed-back loops operate among prejudice, alienation and evil. Because of pre-judgment occurring before dialogue- which-generates-mutual-understanding, there is often rejection and alienation which is evil, in the sense that estrangement is the essence of evil conditions which occasion what is called evil behavior. Alienation undermines dialogue which might undermine ignorance and so reduce prejudice-and-alienation-which- occasion-the-evil-conditions which occasion what is called evil behavior. Because of evil behavior people reject each other, an in ignorance prejudge those about whom they know little, and from whom they are alienated. These are not strange feed-back loops. They are entirely understandable and familiar, considering how frequently they operate and may be observed in all walks of life. No special efforts need to be made to create conditions under which to study the operation of alienative feed-back loops. Children can observe their operations from the earliest ages, if they are offered some insightful leadership and some useful concepts and ideals in terms of which to see clearly without collusive blinders. Often prejudiced people make uninformed predictions about the social consequences of an action which in ignorance they fear, and then act in ways which help to fulfill their predictions; saying that the fulfillment of their predictions shows that they were right in opposing the action which they feared. In such ways they often alienate they very people who could help them transcend their ignorance and fear. They regard social consequences in the same ways as they regard objective consequences which are beyond human control. In ignorance and prejudice they do not recognize the difference. Disintegrative predictions which have the potential o being self-fulfilling are of doubtful value in comparison to integrative predictions which have the potential of being self-fulfilling. Both may be equally "true". The truth of a negative prediction is insufficient justification for making it, especially when an equivalent positive prediction is equally true. The choice of which truths to speak can make the difference between disintegration and integration. Love chooses which truths to speak with charity. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================