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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.} ========================================================== %LEGALISTS PROHIBIT CODE RULE LOVERS DESCRIBE TRUE 910608 Legalists are prone to impose codes, rules, regulations, laws, taboos, prohibitions, etc. to attempt to prevent others from making mistakes. Their efforts inhibit honest dialogue about what might be learned from mistakes which are inevitably made. People who are inhibited by legalists pretend not to have made mistakes and so are unable to carefully consider mistakes made, so cannot learn all that might be learned from the experience of making the mistake. Legalists' behaviors are evil behaviors in that their behaviors unnecessarily lead to alienation. True lovers openly and honestly describe their experiences in making mistakes so that all people may learn as much as is possible to learn from the mistakes made. The descriptions by true lovers of their experiences related to making mistakes help others to avoid making the same mistakes in the future. There is no coercion, manipulation or threat of excommunication present in the descriptions of true lovers telling of their experiences in making whatever mistakes they have made. Legalists tend to be dishonest about the consequences of their imposed codes, rules, regulations, laws, taboos, prohibitions, etc. They refuse to admit that the imposition of codes, rules, regulations, laws, taboos, prohibitions, etc. is a mistake, because they cannot see and be honest about their experiences; for as idolaters they worship their technologies of control in the manner of addicts who are preoccupied with issues of control. True lovers are not preoccupied with issues of control and are free to be honest about their own and other people's experiences; and so free to learn from the experiences, be they pleasant or unpleasant. True lovers use honest descriptions to help each other avoid repetitive mistakes. They seek to set each other free to offer honest descriptions of their own experiences, whatever they may be. True lovers are often crucified for speaking the truth openly and honestly, and for failing to show "proper" interest in and concern about legalists' preoccupations. Addicts (including legalists) tend not to demonstrate much respect for people who do not share their preoccupations, for they regard the foci of their addictions as the primary means to salvation, else they would not be so willing to sacrifice so much to the foci of their preoccupations. In particular they are willing to sacrifice in the service of their preoccupations those people who do not share their preoccupations with them. These considerations are relevant in many situations which involve conflicts pertaining to: sexuality, religiosity, piety, nationalism, professionalism, politics, business, education, medicine, alcoholism, addictions, co-dependency, cultural identity, technocracy, terrorism, law, order, militarism, insecurity, and defensiveness---to suggest a few relevant situations. For the reasons indicated it is not easy to be honest about such situations; in fact it is often very dangerous to be honest about such situations. Wise people are honest with discretion and charity in such situations. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================