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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.} ========================================================== %CONTEXTUAL MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE 870324 All important meanings and significances depend in large measure upon contextual considerations. The meaning/significance of any symbol, signal, word, statement, ritual, action, gesture, doctrine, person, community, culture, nation, etc. depends in large measure upon its temporal and spacial contexts. Each depends upon its relationships with the whole for its meaning and significance. No part of a whole can define its own meaning and significance without respect for the whole of which it is a part. To the extent that a part is unrelated to and not integrated within a whole it tends to be an insignificant part, making no important difference to the rest of the whole. To make a difference there must be some kind of interaction and relationships. Interactions may be interactions of frustration, alienation, estrangement, rejection, violence, coercion, control, etc. Such interactions may be significant, but they are not welcomed in a positive way. Disintegrative interactions are protests against the lack of more significant integrative interactions. A total lack of interaction is more feared than is the terror of negative interaction. Indifference is sometimes more feared than hostility, and hostility is sometimes generated as a defense against defense against indifference. People are not indifferent toward violent people, so some people choose violence as the way to escape from the disintegrative consequences of being treated with indifference. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================