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 HEALTH HONEST TRUTH SELF ESTEEM SCIENTIST 910212 For an addict to recover health it is essential for the addict to deal with the truth about self; perhaps with the loving help of others' confrontation of their dishonest attitudes and practices. Scientists are addicted to objectivity, analysis, manipulations, control, prediction and with research characterized by such rituals. Scientists are in the habit of maintaining dishonest attitudes regarding their addiction to objectivity. They pretend that objectivity is possible in situations where it is not possible and/or is not valuable. Non-scientists and scientists alike need to deal with both the apparent and real sources of self-satisfaction, self-esteem, self-confidence, self-fulfillment, hope and faith which scientists have. We need to deal with the real nature of the ground of being which characterizes scientists. For a technocratic society which is addicted to the apparent advantages of the scientists' paradigm to survive in any meaningful way, it is essential for there to be an honest understanding of the healthy and un-healthy sources of self-esteem within the lives of its influential citizens. Sources of self-esteem are not objective realities. Scientists' sources of self-esteem are not objective realities, and being honest about scientists' sources of self-esteem can be a helpful step on the way towards recovery from scientists' addictions to a paradigm which blinds them to the truth about the limitations of their own way of life. Objectivity is not the key to understanding the limitations of objectivity. Being honest about scientists' sources of self-esteem may help us all learn about the limitations of objectivity. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================