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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.} ========================================================== %FOCUS LAW LEGAL RULE REGULATE COMMAND TABOO FORBID+950724 %REQUIRE PRESCRIBE PROSCRIBE DISCIPLINE MANAGE PLAN+950724 %FAIL REBEL IMPERFECT NEGLECT PUNISH REJECT ALIEN+950724 %COMMUNICATE DISFELLOWSHIP BANISH IMPRISON CRUCIFY 950724 Our personal and communal integrities depend upon the focus of our lives and the implications which are implicit upon how we focus our attention; i.e., the tacit understandings which go with how we focus our attention. Consider the following common foci of human attention: LAWS, LEGAL RULES, REGULATIONS, COMMANDMENTS TABOOS, FORBIDDEN ACT, REQUIREMENTS, PRESCRIPTIONS DISCIPLINE, MANAGEMENT, PLANS When the above foci in some combination are further combined with tacit understandings that the failures to conform to what is required should be followed with punishments which are initiated by humans---then it follows that there will be developments which can be pointed to by the following words: REBELLION, ALIENATION, ESTRANGEMENT, REJECTION, MISUNDERSTANDING, EXCOMMUNICATION, DISFELLOWSHIPPING, BANISHMENT, IMPRISONMENT AND CRUCIFIXIONS. What follows from the way we focus our attention depends both upon the conscious foci of attention---and upon the tacit understandings about what should follow when people fail to conform in keeping with how we have focused our attention. Often we need to focus more attention and discussion upon what have been the tacit understandings---for tragedies often flow from the disintegrative nature of those tacit understandings when they are combined with the overt foci of attention. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================