blog traffic analysis
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.} ========================================================== %CRITERIA FOR INTEGRATIVE TABOOS & GUILT 871107 Each culture is defined by what criteria it implicitly uses to decide what shall be taboo, and for what one should feel guilty and be shamed. Most cultures implicitly teach the infants and children that certain experiences are taboo, and that dialogue about being participant in such experiences is taboo; so adults in the culture experience guilt upon having memories of, and giving consideration to, their participation in such experiences. The culture is defined in large part by what experiences it cannot openly and publicly integrate into the collective community consciousness. In each culture there are open and covert messages as to what is most important. If what is most important does not include all that is essential to personal and communal integrity, the culture disintegrates; integrity is sacrificed to serve that which the culture regards as most important. The dishonest service of what appears to be most important leads directly to personal and communal disintegration in such cultures. People who are trapped in such cultural patterns are participants in collusions; games of addictive mutual self deception. Dishonesty with self and others is normal in such cultures; there are conventional forms of dishonesty which are regarded and proper, and are properly rewarded. The educational systems of such cultures teach what forms of dishonesty are normal and proper, and what forms of dishonesty are abnormal and improper. In the latter category of dishonesty fall attempts to point to disintegrative aspects of the culture. People who seek to call attention to cultural disintegration caused by some forms of dishonesty are regarded as out of touch with some of the most important truths of the culture, and extreme communal pressure is brought to bear upon them to straighten them out; to get them to behave properly in terms of the cultural norms. Addictions & Collusions ==== See the book Self and Other by R. D. Laing (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================