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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.} ========================================================== %CONTROL FREEDOM LIBERATION ENJOY SELF OTHER LOVE+940316 %SEX INTIMACY RELAX PRAY MEDITATE REST WORK ACCEPT+940316 %PERMISSION REWARD CONFORM OBEY LAW ORDER REQUIRE 940316 People who are compulsively concerned with issues of control are not free to let themselves or others enjoy: SELF OTHERS LOVE SEX INTIMACY RELAXATION PRAYER MEDITATION REST ACCEPTANCE Such enjoyment is regarded as appropriate only as a reward for conformity and is to be permitted only when one granted the permission by an appropriate authority. Liberation from this restriction is unthinkable, is not discussible, and consideration of the possibility of such liberation is strictly forbidden. The prohibitions of enjoyment which are imposed by people who are compulsively preoccupied with issues of control lead to much resentment, frustration, anger and rebellion---all of which are pointed to by the would- be controllers as the justification for the imposition of the "required" controls. Their logic is circular, dishonest and perverse. They occasion much of that which they say they are working to eliminate---but cannot see why or how they occasion many of the evil/alienative relationships which they preach against. These considerations are relevant when evaluating how integrative are the ideals, values, attitudes, assumptions, beliefs, convictions, doctrines and paradigms of leaders within: religions schools colleges universities families businesses politics legislatures congresses professions corporations administrations (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================