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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.} ========================================================== %CRITICIZE THREATEN EXPOSE CHALLENGE INTIMATE EVIL+980925 %PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS SEXUALITY FRIENDSHIPS SINS 980925 Often officious people who are preoccupied with issues of control --- violate people's rights to privacy while trying to right the world which they see as going to hell in a hand-cart. The usually offer more sophisticated, official and efficient ways to get to hell fast; with all of its sophisticated forms of alienation. How are healthy people to transcend such officious people's alienative behaviors? 1. Focus in word and deed upon both personal and communal integrity --- as essential ingredients in any healthy life or community. 2. Focus upon the importance of balance as an important principle in the face of the threats of extremists --- who regard balance as a threat to their coercive ways of controlling people's preoccupations with issues of control. 3. Refuse to be dragged into alienative conflicts which are designed by and use by contentious people --- to keep people's attention focused upon issues which divide people ---rather than upon creative cooperative ventures which can unite people. 4. Refuse to accept misleading assumptions and attitudes which are built into questions that assault people's right to be involved in private relationships that are no threat to anybody's personal or communal integrity. 5. Refuse to accept the propriety of pinning alienative labels on people, and then treating pinned people in terms of the alienative labels which have been pinned on them. 6. Refuse to accept, honor, or support in any way the many collusive games of mutual self deception which threaten the integrity of: persons, communications, dialogue, friendships, relationships, families, organizations, states and nations. 7. Refuse to buy into technocratic programs intended to solve human dilemmas through the development and use of complex techniques and technologies --- which are designed to treat dilemmas as if they were technical problems, pure and simple. 8. Intentionally take time-out; off the tread-mills of life, to gain: perspective, balance, overview, and a sense of proportion --- outside of all programs, systems and disciplines which engender preoccupations with issues of control, conventions, conformity, propriety, and respectability. 9. Seek to transcend human preoccupations with exclusivity, defensiveness, controls and invulnerability---regarded as as means to security. 10. Acknowledge that human preoccupations with being better, best, dominant and/or in control---lead to both personal and communal fragmentation and disintegration. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================