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.} ========================================================== %FANATIC SECURITY FREE VULNERABLE TRAGIC DEFENSE 930119 A fanatic is a person who on being told about a wonderful piece of fabric insists upon a detailed description of the best end of the best piece of thread in the fabric. The fanatic is not interested in how the threads in the fabric inter-relate to each other; or in the patterns which threads make through their inter- relationships; or in the complementary differences among the threads. To a fanatic there is only one good in life: the unqualified affirmation of one pole of some dichotomy and the unqualified rejection of any affirmations of complementary realities and/or relationships. Fanatics refuse to see the relationships between their unqualified affirmations, and the natural consequences of those unqualified affirmations. The fabric of life is reduced to one end of one thread in the eyes of the fanatic; and it is all very simple and beyond question. The fanatic is defensive because the fanatic is insecure; has not been offered and/or has not accepted the gift of security as an infant, child, adolescent and/or as an adult. Security is the freedom to be vulnerable in complex relationships were mistakes are bound to be made, failures are bound to occur, and pain is bound to be felt. In the absence of such freedom people often become fanatical and tragically unreasonable. We will do well to give the gift of security to members of our own and other communities. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================