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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.} ========================================================== %COMMUNAL GROUNDS FOR SELF ACCEPTANCE ESTEEM 880901 Each community is characterized by the implications of the grounds which the community offers to its members for self acceptance and self esteem. When communities regard their members as unconditionally worthy of acceptance in dialogue, their self esteem is supported by such acceptance. When communities threaten to excommunicate members who fail to conform to prescribed patterns of feeling, thought and behavior; the self esteem of the members is undermined, and perverted patterns of behavior undermine the integrity of the members and the community. When acceptance into dialogue is conditional upon prescribed forms of conformity, insecurity leads to personal and communal disintegration. Security is the freedom to be vulnerable. Insecurity is the fear of being harmed when vulnerable. Conditional acceptance into communal dialogue leads to insecurity, defensiveness and violence; in reaction to the violence inherent in conditional acceptance into dialogue. Conditional acceptance into communal dialogue clearly carries the threat of possible exclusion from communal dialogue. The implicit threat of possible exclusion undermines security, and leads to defensive behaviors which further undermine the security of the community, and so the vicious cycle of disintegrative reactions begins and continues unless halted by powerful integrative behaviors. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================