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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.} ========================================================== %PREVENT HARM DAMAGE EVIL DISINTEGRATE CONTROL SINS+980820 %ADDICTION CRIME DISCIPLINE WAR TERROR FEAR DISEASE+980820 %ABUSE COSTLY PRIORITY EVIL WRONG DEATH SUFFERING 980820 It is human to try to prevent that which humans fear, suffer from, and which undermines human integrity. We are prone to think well of ourselves for how diligent we are in our prevention efforts --- and for the great harms which we work to mitigate. It is difficult, however, to recognize the great costs which people bear because of our fanatical, compulsive, and addictive efforts to control that which we cannot control --- and because of the excessive pride which we take in our fanaticism, compulsions and addictions. The roots of what we fear---are often to be found in each other's compulsive, fanatical and addictive efforts to prevent that which we fear. We fear to let go of our fears, compulsions, fanaticisms and addictions --- and harvest even more of them, because of our fears. We often believe that because of the fruits of our fears --- our fears were justified. Because of our fears --- we cannot recognize the collusions which blind us to what we are doing to ourselves and to each other. We will do well and be well when we make prudent cooperative efforts to assess the costs of our efforts to prevent what we fear --- and do not take great pride in our efforts to control what we cannot control. Our preoccupations with issues of control do not merit respect, honor or support. We need to learn the ways of Love, Charity, Gentleness, Forgiveness, and Peacemaking --- if we are to learn what is the meaning of Shalom. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================