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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.} ========================================================== %MISLEAD PERSONAL COMMUNAL DISINTEGRATION AGENTS+960318 %MEANS ENDS IDEALS VALUES GOALS ULTIMATE CONCERNS+960318 %RELIGIOUS LEADERS SCRIPTURE VISIONS COMMANDMENTS 960318 People have been mislead into personal and communal disintegration by each of the following: HOLY SCRIPTURES RELIGIOUS LEADERS PROPHETS DREAMS VISIONS ELECTED OFFICIALS IDEALS HOPES TEACHERS IDEAS GOALS PROFESSIONS VALUES ASPIRATIONS PROFESSORS PARENTS CHILDREN ADULTS TECHNOLOGIES ADDICTIONS COLLUSIONS MEANS ENDS CONCLUSIONS THEORIES HYPOTHESES ASSUMPTIONS APPEARANCES PERFORMANCES DECEPTION ACTING PRETENDING PRESENTATIONS SALESMEN LEGISLATION JUDGES In each instance we may be likewise misled into personal and communal disintegration---if we are not honestly seeking personal and communal integrity in intentional ways. Personal and communal integrity are not accidental fruits of random activities. To enjoy them we need to be intentionally valuing and honestly seeking to clarify what is entailed in them---so that we may seek to promote what is entailed in them. We may be misled by how we frame our visions; seeking coercively to assure "goodness" or to prevent "evil". When we seek to achieve some end coercively---we are most likely going to generate alienation which is the root and essence of evil. We may seek to fulfill our visions with technologies which are personally manipulative, coercive, violent and/or alienative---and suffer the bitter fruits of personal manipulations, coercion, violence and alienation. In the name of promoting the integrity of our community we may seek to assure conformity to what we regard as high standards of proper behavior---and so we are likely to engage in behaviors which are personally manipulative, coercive, violent and/or otherwise alienative; leading to evil relationships. Personal and communal integrity are not promoted through people conforming to what some regard as high standards of proper behavior---for conformity in the long run is dis-integrative if it entails any manipulations, coercion, violence or alienation. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================