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.} ========================================================== %ADDICT CHOOSE VALUES IDEALS CONTROL DESIRE EMOTION 900306 The addictive personality who seeks fulfillment in being in control naturally chooses ideals and values which lead one to focus upon those particular things and processes which can be controlled; and lead one to avoid those others which cannot be controlled. Addictive processes thus lead the development of the value systems of addictive personalities; but in hidden ways according to the rules of collusive games of mutual self deception. Inanimate objects can be controlled. Mathematical relationships can be controlled. Manufactured equipment and instruments can be controlled. So it is also with dead and dying people; and people who are not liberally educated. Authoritarian people (both manipulators and victims) yield to efforts to control. All these are the natural foci of attention of addictive personalities. Authentic human relationships cannot be controlled. Human desires cannot be controlled, even when expressions of them are partially controlled. So also with many other human emotions. Reflexive perceptions cannot be controlled. All these facts are naturally frustrating to addictive personalities and present dilemmas which cannot be solved, fixed, or resolved through technical procedures. Since addictive fixes do not bring satisfaction in the face of such dilemmas, every effort is made by addicts to avoid consciously facing such dilemmas; by evading confrontation and/or consciousness. It is not only those people who are generally recognized as addicts who behave in addictive ways; most people in an addictive society are prone to avoid consciously facing dilemmas which cannot be fixed with technical procedures. The value systems of a technocratic society are conceived and refined under the leadership of addictive personalities who seek to focus their attention upon what can be controlled; and seek to avoid dealing with realities which cannot be controlled. The disintegrative growth of technology is thus guided by the desires and fears of addictive personalities. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================