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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.} ========================================================== %SOCIAL COMMUNAL INTERDEPENDENCE HUMAN NEED VISION+960202 %IMAGINATION ANTICIPATION PLAY DRAMA BELIEVE EXPECT 960202 We humans are social creatures who are interdependent upon each other for services and support. Very few humans truly live in the absence of other humans. Even when we live in the physical absence of others we often imagine the future presence of others in efforts to enjoy now the anticipation of future assistance and support. How we behave now often depends upon our visions and expectations of future behaviors of others. We play out in our imagination how we expect others will behave because of how we have behaved. We look in the mirror of our expectations of how others will behave---and we behave according to the vision we see in the mirror. Our visions and expectations may not be well grounded, and so our behaviors may be misguided. Even when our visions and expectations are well grounded, we may be misguided by how others are likely to behave---for others may be misguided through misinformation, confusion and misleading ideals, values and principles. It is rare that we are not guided by our efforts to play out in our imagination how others are likely to respond to various of the many ways in which we might choose to behave. Thus it is important to consider carefully how it is that we play out in our imagination--- our expectations of others. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================