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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.} ========================================================== %WILL PRINCIPLE REFUSAL COOPERATE RESOLVE CONFLICT+930815 %FORGIVE CONFESS GUILT SHAME HONEST RECONCILE LOVE+930815 %FUNDAMENTAL FANATIC CONVICTION BELIEF SCRIPTURE 930815 Much human misery comes from our willful refusals (on principle) to: Cooperate Resolve Conflicts Forgive Confess guilt Be open and honest Forget Listen Generously share Reflect We internalize disintegrative ideals and values which mis-lead us into disintegrative behaviors. Or we cherish our conflicts because they represent to us signs that we are being faithful to our side of the conflicting ideals and values. We are often more concerned with being faithful to our side of the conflicting ideals and values, than we are with our personal and communal integrity; and we willfully sacrifice our personal and communal integrity in the worship/service of our disintegrative ideals and values. We all need to learn to beware of leaders who on principle refuse to engage in integrative behaviors such as those suggested above. They are disintegrative leaders who are idolatrous in their worship of disintegrative ideals, values and principles. They often worship ideals, values and principles which are centered upon themselves and those few people whom they most cherish---to the exclusion of others who are kept outside of their select inner circle of friends and associates. They create and maintain a dichotomous reality; and judge themselves to be "good", and those outside their select inner circle they judge to be "evil". They select and worship ideals, values and principles which help them to maintain their disintegrative dichotomies. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================