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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.} ========================================================== %EITHER/OR PERSONAL COMMUNAL RESPONSIBILITY FATE+971023 %ROBERTS PARLIAMENTARY RULES OF ORDER CORPORATE+971023 %GOOD EVIL RIGHT WRONG CHOICE DECISION CONFLICTS+971023 %HEAVEN HELL PURGATORY ETERNITY ETERNAL NOW TIME+971023 %BLAME GUILT SHAME RESPONSIBILITY SELF OTHER ALIEN 971023 "Either/or" thinking often gets in the way of clear insight and understanding regarding responsibility. Often "either/or" people are preoccupied with assigning blame, guilt, shame and responsibility upon others --- not themselves. They are prone to think that it is always: Either Or Others' fault Their own fault Individual fault Communal fault Personal control Fate Nature Nurture Moral Immoral Right Wrong Good Evil Spiritual Worldly Acceptable Rejectable Included Excluded Friend Enemy True False Scriptural Secular Success Failure Win Lose Salvation Damnation When people limit themselves to dichotomous choices, they exclude from consideration continuous spectrums of possibilities for clear thinking. Then prudent decision making is often impossible. Not all choices must be either one or another. Often there are a multitude of interrelated possibilities to choose from. It is not helpful to reduce consideration of a multitude of possible choices --- to a series of "either/or" choices --- as is required in most parliamentary rules. "Either/or" thinking is often used in futile attempts to simplify life which is regarded as excessively complicated. "Either/or" thinking eliminates ambiguity, doubt, uncertainty, paradoxes and much more which makes life complicated. "Either/or" thinking is often associated with collusive games of mutual self-deception. "Either/or" thinking works to hide from view the misleading aspects of word combinations such as: Holy War Evil Peacemaking Holy Violence Evil Conflict Resolution Holy Coercion Evil Tolerance Holy Excommunication Evil Intimacy Holy Alienation Evil Forgiveness (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================