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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.} ========================================================== %THREAT REJECT EXCOMMUNICATE ALIEN CONTROL SECURE+950217 %VULNERABILITY OPEN HONEST CONFLICT GOOD POWER EVIL+950217 %ILLICIT INTIMACY SEXUALITY SAFETY INTEGRITY WHOLE+950217 %RIDICULE DISRESPECT GOSSIP SLANDER TACIT IMPLICIT 950217 Threats of legalism, judgmentalism, condemnation, rejection, excommunication, alienation, imprisonment and other related treatments usually engender attempts to achieve security through being in control of what cannot be controlled. When people are expected/required to assure the outcome of their efforts, to control the consequences of what they do, the natural response is to attempt to control people who can influence the outcomes. Expectations and/or requirements of outcome-control lead naturally to violent attempts to control people--- for the initial expectations and/or requirements are violent attempts to control people. The latter efforts to be in control are but echoes of the initial efforts to be in control; the latter attempts are part of the same paradigm which engenders violent human relationships. The qualities of human relationships are not improved through attempts to control humans or their relationships. Expectations and/or requirements of "proper" control of humans or their relationships engender alienative efforts to control what cannot be controlled--- and to dishonesty about the failures to control what cannot be controlled. Such alienation grows out of the belief that it is possible to control humans and/or their relationships---and good to attempt to do so in certain ways. A parallel common human belief is that it is evil for there to be failures in good attempts to be in control of humans and/or their relationships. "Evil" people are those who fail most frequently to conform to the expectations of "good" people. Such beliefs are part of a dichotomous paradigm according to which a great battle between supreme powers of "good" and "evil" dominate the cosmos and cosmic processes. "Good" people are allied with the supreme power of "good"; and "evil" people are allied with the supreme power of "evil". There is no hope for the reconciliation of the supreme power of "evil" with the supreme power of "good". It seems that the ultimate conflict cannot be resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the ultimate power of "good" and the ultimate power of "evil". There is an ultimate battle which leads many people to be engaged in violent relationships in their efforts to control the outcome of the great battle between the supreme power of "good" and the supreme power of "evil". (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================