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.} ========================================================== %IDEALS VALUES FAILURE INTEGRITY CHANGE EFFECT 890302 Ideals and values which are not related to previous experience and to their effects upon personal and communal integrity are bound to lead to personal and communal disintegration. When mistakes are made and failure follows it is important to examine the flaws in technique, education, ideals and values. It is not enough to examine the flaws in technique and dedication. It may be essential to change habits of mind and heart as well as to improve the level of dedication and technique. If dedication to ideals and values is compulsive and absolute (with inadequate reference to experience) it may follow that meta-mistakes and failures will not be recognized for what they are, and they will be tragically repeated in much the same way over and over and over. Growth and maturation involves changes in habits of the mind and heart as well as changes in technology. Only people who are imprisoned by their ideals and values stick compulsively to them while they and their community are disintegrating. To fail to examine ideals and values while you and your community are disintegrating will lead blindly to total disintegration. In order to examine ideals and values wisely it is necessary to have an integrative perspective within which to carry out the examination. Survival of the values and ideals demands that those who are the incarnation of them survive as an integrated community. Individual members cannot survive, and their values and ideals cannot survive without the survival of the whole community which is the incarnation. The community cannot survive without whole communal integrity. Thus it is essential to examine all ideals, values, goals and projects in the light of whether or not they will promote, both personal and communal integrity. Communal integrity is in turn intimately related to personal integrity; the two kinds of integrity cannot exist for an extended period of time independently of each other. The community which attempts to sacrifice personal integrity in the interest of promoting communal integrity will find that disintegrating individuals undermine the integrity of the community. The individuals who attempt to sacrifice communal integrity in the interest of promoting their own personal integrity will find that a disintegrating community will undermine their own personal integrity. Communal and personal integrity are essential to each other; it is impossible by sacrificing one to helpfully promote the other. Ideals, values, goals and all motivations and techniques need to be examined in terms of their consequences to both personal and communal integrity. Where there are mistakes made and failures occur because of chosen ideals, values, goals, motivation and/or techniques; there changes need to be made in the related habits of mind and heart. In the absence of such changes, there will be repetitions of such mistakes and failures, and so the consequent disintegrations of personal and communal integrity. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================