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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.} ========================================================== %BEING UNDERSTANDING WISE TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE LOVE 900923 The essence of being wise and doing wise things does not reside in technical or sophisticated knowledge, skills, abilities, etc.; but rather in an appropriate balance in the attention given to a large variety of considerations. The essence of being wise and doing wise things resides more in not excluding appropriate considerations, than in how much any one consideration dominates all considerations. Scientists and technocrats often exclude reflexive thoughts from all of their considerations; because they are usually compulsively preoccupied with being and doing objective things. To scientists and technocrats who are addicted to pure objective research, it is taboo to engage in being and doing that which is reflexive, meditative and prayerful; for therein the dishonesty of their collusive games of mutual self deception would be unmasked. If it is taboo to abandon compulsive objectivity for a time in serene prayer and reflexive meditation, then it is impossible to reflect upon the difference between wise people on the one hand, and on the other hand foolish people who repeat their mistakes over and over in the manner of addicts and codependents. If it is taboo to be reflexive because it is of ultimate importance to be objective at all times, then it is taboo to understand the difference between wisdom and foolishness. People who do not understand that difference are foolish; and engage in tragic behavior patterns---even though they may be very knowledgeable, technically competent, and skilled in successful patterns of manipulative behavior. Tragic behavior is not avoided through much knowledge, technology, sophistication and manipulative skill. Avoiding tragic behavior is not a technical problem to be solved through the use of techniques. Only wise people who engage in serene meditation which is openly and honestly reflexive, and which participates in the Holy Spirit avoid tragic behavior. People who are wise know the nature and the character of love which is not based upon large amounts of knowledge, techniques, skills, resources, etc. Love is concerned with not excluding that which needs to be included; and is not concerned with collecting a great amount of any one kind of thing or reality as the essence of having what is needful. Love is concerned with a healthy balance, not with having much of the right stuff in any exclusive sort of way. Scientists and technocrats often seek to be acceptable by what they exclude from considerations by honoring professional taboos. Their paradigm inhibits wisdom and inhibits the understanding of wisdom by inhibiting reflexive behavior which is essentially not objective. They do not seek to promote wise reflexive behavior in their formal training programs; and so by their neglect they perpetuate their taboos and dishonest collusions while being empowered by public taxes collected from people who are scientifically illiterate. How are the scientifically illiterate to defend themselves against such taxation without representation? It is human to neglect to give adequate attention to those considerations which embarrass us by exposing our dishonesty. Through such neglect we exclude such embarrassing considerations from our daily activities, and so fail to maintain a healthy balance; and as a consequence of our neglect we become less and less able to recognize our neglect, and the consequences of our neglect. All processes which grow in proportion to their existing extent are processes which grow exponentially until some environmental catastrophe terminates the conditions which promotes the growth. The lack of balance in graduate schools of science-research-education is the result and the cause of such an unbalanced process which is not wise and generates tragic consequences which are invisible to the participants. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================