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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.} ========================================================== %EXCLUSIVE COMMITMENT PROMISE MARRIAGE INCLUSIVE+960327 %SHARP BOUNDARY AMBIGUITY TOLERANCE PARADIGM LOVE 960327 Exclusive people often operate on the principle that the significance of a commitment or promise is to be measured in terms of what or whom is excluded because of the commitment---but rarely do they focus in a positive way upon what or whom is included because of the commitment. To exclusive people the important questions have to do with drawing boundaries between themselves as worthy of acceptance---and others as unworthy of acceptance. People who do not make exclusive commitments are often regarded as untrustworthy and not worthy of acceptance---for they are not operating under the terms of the exclusive paradigm. If someone is not clearly and unambiguously loyal to "the cause" they are probably critics of "the cause" and in fact may be opponents of "the cause". Exclusive people are not very tolerant of ambiguity. They like sharply drawn lines; and questions which can be answers "yes" or "no" with no qualifications. You are either for "the cause" or you are against "the cause". You cannot trust people who try to sit on the fence between "right" and "wrong"; or between "good" and "evil." (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================