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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.} ========================================================== %EXTENSIVE COMMUNAL CONNECTIONS WEAVE FABRIC CLOTH+960323 %PERSONAL INTEGRITY DIALOGUE EXCOMMUNICATION EVIL+960323 %ALIENATION ESTRANGEMENT MISUNDERSTAND CONFLICT SIN 960323 In a community where people enjoy personal and communal integrity there is an extensive network of threads, connections of dialogue, which weave a fabric of integrity which holds the community together. In a geographic region where people do not enjoy personal and communal integrity there is no extensive network of threads, connections of dialogue, and so there is no fabric of integrity and the people are not held together in trust and cooperation. In such a geographic region there is not a true community---because people are not being true to themselves and/or to each other. When people in a geographic region are not in cross- linked dialogue patterns which cross between different sub-cultures---those people do not enjoy personal and communal integrity. They may be plotting with other people whom they regard as trustworthy because they are the same; not different. They may be plotting against others whom they regard as untrustworthy because they are not the same; different. They may all agree that conformity is good, but not agree regarding what standard of conformity should be dominant. They are likely to be in conflict over issues of control in regards to conformity and non-conformity; but unlikely to be engaged in true dialogue with each other about their own personal excrescences. They are more likely to recite doctrines, scriptures, rules, regulations, laws and commandments--- than they are to share their own personal experiences in open and honest dialogue. They are likely to agree that non-conformists should be excommunicated---and so be unable to be in communication with different people with whom they must communicate in order to survive on one small planet. When a significant percentage of the people within a "community" are not significant members of the "community", the "community" is not a true community. The more members of a "community" who fall between the cracks of communal significance, participation, recognition and inclusion---the less significant is the "community" and the less the members of the "community" enjoy personal and communal integrity. This is why it is important for each community to show concern and consideration for the "least among the members of the community." This does not mean that such people should be encouraged to be more dependent upon others than they truly need to be; i.e., to be dishonest in how they deal with the challenges of their lives. It does mean that the community cannot enjoy communal integrity so long as the community is indifferent to the health, well-being and integrity of the least among the members of the community. It will not always be fully evident what will be the best way to promote personal integrity among the people who show the least personal integrity---but the community will disintegrate if there is indifference in regards to trying to find the best way; and if there is indifference to the suffering of those people who have not found a healthy way to deal with life's difficulties, problems, dilemmas, and tragedies. We are in real trouble when we have 30,000 bombs, each of which can destroy a major city and can be transported in a small truck, but we have not found a healthy way to deal openly and honestly with our small planet's difficulties, problems, dilemmas, and tragedies. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================