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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.} ========================================================== %ABUSED TOOLS OBJECTIFICATION DEPERSONALIZATION+950804 %RESPECT DESIRES HOPES FEARS ASPIRATIONS NEEDS 950804 Alienation occurs when people objectify/depersonalize each other and use/abuse each other as expendable tools. Objectification, depersonalization, use and abuse of people by people, are all intimately inter-related; and are encouraged by people who are compulsively objective. An object which is a tool has no desires, hopes, fears, aspirations, needs, etc. When a goal has been reached, a tool may become unnecessary and may be discarded. It is desirable only so long as there is or may be a use for it. A tool is not desirable in and of itself. When a person is cast in the roll of a tool, there is the threat that the person may become unnecessary, and may be discarded. The person who is a tool is desirable only so long as there is or may be a use for it. The person who is a tool is not desirable in and of itself. Preoccupations with objects, objectivity and manipulations lead naturally to treating persons as objects, objectively, as things to be manipulated and abused. People who have been treated as objects are likely to be preoccupied with objects, objectivity and manipulations---for they are not familiar with open and honest personal relationships; and so not comfortable with them. Such people are more comfortable with objective relationships and so avoid intimate personal relationships. They are likely to try to regulate, discipline, manage, and otherwise be in control of personal relationships in ways which are patterned after working with objects; objectively. To learn to minimize disintegrative objectification we need to recognize the ways in which some feed-back loops tend to amplify objectification---as suggested above. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================