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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.} ========================================================== %EXCLUSIVITY PARADIGM STRATEGY PERSONAL INTEGRITY+980117 %COMMUNAL DYSFUNCTION GOOD EVIL RITUAL PURITY CODE+980117 %POLLUTE SICKNESS DISEASE ANXIETY TENSION CONFLICT+980117 %RELIGIOUS SELF OTHER RIGHTEOUSNESS RELATIONS SINS+980117 %FEAR ALIENATION REJECTION EXCOMMUNICATION ALIENS 980117 Exclusivity is a dysfunctional strategy for promoting personal and communal integrity. Often people have tried to promote personal and communal integrity by: 1. Separating the "good" from the "evil". 2. Rituals of "purification" which seek to get rid of "pollutants" which make people "bad" people. 3. Excluding from their communities people who are condemned for engaging in proscribed behaviors. 4. Excluding people who are condemned for not engaging in prescribed behaviors. 5. Promoting fear/distrust of people who are different. 6. Proving themselves to be "better" than "others". 7. Showing "others" to be "defective". 8. Appearing to conform to standards for acceptance. 9. Wearing masks which hide unacceptable aspects. 10. Forming exclusive organizations, clubs, churches, businesses, schools, neighborhoods, etc. 11. Striving for perfection with perfect standards. 12. Eliminating human failures regarded as evil. 13. Compulsively focusing upon disintegrative acts. Exclusive people fail to be honest about how exclusivity tears people apart---both as individuals and as members of communities. Exclusivity undermines open and honest dialogue, friendships, and intimacy which are essential to personal and communal integrity. Exclusivity leads people to engage in activities which are dishonest, coercive and violent --- engendering alienation which grows exponentially, because alienation engenders alienative behaviors. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================