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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.} ========================================================== %FALSE SIMPLICITY FREEDOM DISCIPLINE LOVE LAW ORDER+980924 %SPHERE CIRCLE BALANCE YIN YANG AXES MEASURE EVIL 980924 Self righteous people at opposite ends of dichotomous axes of orthogonal realities---seek their own forms of false simplicity. People specialize in mutually exclusive, orthogonal, ways. We each have only so much time, attention, effort, and money; and often find it difficult to maintain balance. The sum total of what we have to spend is limited. What we spend one way is usually not available to spend another way --- even if what we spend turns out to be profitable and expands what we have to spend. In mathematical terms our lives are lived on the surfaces of spheres which are characterized by the sum of the squares of the ways in which we spend various fractions of what we can spend --- totalling 100 per-cent. Some people are very exclusive and concentrate virtually all of their attention in one or a very few ways. They become unbalanced and unreliable. They are exclusive and alienative. They live at the ends of dichotomous polarities; on the axes of the world of possibilities. They believe that living on one axis of measurements and comparisons is virtuous. They do not want to be distracted by complementary virtues. They avoid balance which seems to complicate life. They seek simple certainties on one axis of measurement and comparison. They fight over which axis is exclusively important in life, and alienate themselves from each other and from their own recognition of essential complementary truths in balanced living demonstrated by integrative role models. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================