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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.} ========================================================== %RELIGIOUS ADDICT CODEPEND COLLUDE+930714 %NATURE FIX TECHNOLOGY CHANGE DEPEND+930714 %OBJECT REFLEXIVE ADDICT IDEAL FOCUS 930714 A fix does not call for any change in the user of the fix; it enables the user to avoid unwanted change; or so it may seem. The user of a fix appears to be in charge of that which is used, but in reality the user is destructively dependent upon the fix---as an alcoholic is dependent upon alcohol. A fix appears to be just a technology, tool, technique, or means by which a reasonable end or goal is achieved; but in reality, it is also perversion of what we may reasonably desire, have as a goal, an attempt to achieve. A fix is not essentially an objective reality; rather a fix is a fix in relations to a person or persons who relate to the fix as a reflexive reality in their life or lives. The relation with the fix is reflexive, reflecting upon the attitudes, ideals and values which motivate and guide the person. Because of the reflexive nature of a fix, any attempt to deal with a fix as an object of fixation must include reflexive considerations of fixes are likely to be expressions of a fixation upon objectivity as a fix itself. Many substances, drugs, objects, activities, processes, relationships, groups, institutions, people, etc. can play central roles in fixes. The essence of a fix is more to be found in the assumptions, attitudes, values and ideals of people---than in the essence of whatever is central in their fixations. Thus to attempt to transcend fixations by fixing attention upon whatever is central to a fixation is to deepen the fixations. To transcend fixations we need to shift attention away from what is central to the fixations---and towards the assumptions, values, ideals and beliefs of people in their relationships with each other in the presence of God. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================