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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.} ========================================================== %WORDS LANGUAGES TEXTS SCRIPTURES APPROACH EVIL+980524 %ASSUMPTION ATTITUDE EMOTION ROOTS CONFLICTS SINS+980524 %SHOULD OUGHT DUTY EXPECT REWARD PUNISH GRACIOUS+980524 %LOVE CONTROLS CONTENTIOUS HOLY WARS EXPECT ALIENS 980524 Some words are perceived, interpreted and understood in contrasting ways by different people --- who approach the words in speech and text with different assumptions, attitudes and emotional luggage. Often different people are quite unaware of the roots of their differences and their contrasting ways of approaching such words. Consider the words "should", "ought", "duty" "expect", "reward" and "punish": Some gracious people approach the above words primarily as descriptive words --- which carry with them no connotations of any call upon them to be preoccupied with issues of control. The words to not beckon or call them to try to be in control of what they cannot control. The words do not suggest to them that they should have the duty, right or privilege of exercising any form of control over other people. Some contentious people approach the above words as prescriptive words --- which carry with them clear connotations that all people need to be preoccupied with issues of control. The words indicate to them that they and others should act in ways to encourage, assure, and guarantee that others will behave as they "should", "ought" and/or are expected to behave --- in the light of their "duty" and likely "rewards" and/or "punishments". Such contrasting people may read the same texts; e.g. in scriptures which they share in common, and perceive contrasting if not contradictory meanings and calls. For some people the texts containing such words are literally a clear and definitive "Call to arms in an Holy War against Evil! For other people the very same texts are received and welcomed as "calls to gentleness, love, repentance, reconciliation, dialogue and cooperation." (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================