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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.} ========================================================== %DYSFUNCTIONAL DOMINANCE VIOLENCE SURVIVE ADDICT 911205 Humans are on the present end of an evolutionary tree in which survival depended upon successful dominance. Dominant males mated more often and sired more children than did less dominant males; so a tendency towards domination evolved among females. There have, of course, been balancing factors. Tribes which cooperated tended to be more successful in raising children than did tribes in which dominance undermined cooperation. In our modern world the hazards of unbalanced dominance and the importance of cooperation may be greater than they were in our early evolutionary history: the survival of all living creatures now depends upon successful cooperation, not upon successful dominance. We need to find ways to articulate/pass-on our ideals, values, principles and guides for integrative behavior---so as to insure that our instincts to be dominant do not undermine our instincts to be cooperative. Instincts to be dominant often lead to the use of dishonesty as a manipulative tool. To the extent that such instincts lead to success in the short term, to that extent the use of dishonesty as a manipulative tool will grow; so to that extent will personal and communal integrity disintegrate. Human Destiny as described by Lecompt du Noy in his book "Human Destiny" in 1947 thus depends upon integrative activities keeping dominant instincts directed into integrative activities. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================