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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.} ========================================================== %METEOROLOGIST UNDERSTAND WEATHER INVERSION IDEAL+950324 %VALUE PRINCIPLE REVERSAL HONEST PLEASE ACCEPT LIKE+950324 %REJECT EXCOMMUNICATE INTEGRITY ANALYSIS SIN EVIL 950324 In considering the dynamic processes of weather changes meteorologists recognize that how two air masses behave when they meet depends upon how fast they are moving, in what directions, what their moisture contents are, what the pressure in each is, etc. Sometimes a relatively hot damp air mass gets pushed under a relatively dry cool air mass and there is an inversion relative to what is a stable situation---and violent storms ensue. In human relationships inversions of ideals and values in a similar way lead to stormy human relationships. When essential values and ideals are inverted and treated as of less importance in particular situations than non-essential values and ideals---it is natural that personal and communal integrity are sacrificed. The words and phrases below illustrate the possibilities. Consider what is likely to happen if some values listed on the left below, are treated as more important than those listed on the right below. PERSONAL INTEGRITY PLEASING CRITICS COMMUNAL INTEGRITY BUSINESS PROFITABILITY HONESTY GETTING ELECTED RESPECTING LIMITS MEETING DEADLINES HUMILITY WINNING FIRST PLACE KINDNESS SELF CONFIDENCE Inverted ideals and values lead to tragic efforts to fulfill non-essential ideals and values---at the expense of essential ideals and values. We need to learn how to recognize occasions of inversions of ideals and values. What constitutes an inversion of ideals and values depends in part upon contexts. Which ideals and values are most important can vary from situation to situation, even though some ideals and values are more often essential than other ideals and values; and we need to be aware of such general patterns regarding the relative importance of ideals and values. We are in great danger if we do not recognize, articulate and discuss the hazards inherent in respecting and being lead by inverted ideals and values. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================