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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.} ========================================================== %PREOCCUPATION ISSUE CONTROL DISCIPLINE PUNISH EVIL 981216 People who are preoccupied with issues of control rarely deal with such issues in ways which promote both personal and communal integrity. They often deal with such issues in exclusively tacit/implicit ways which entail subtle but un-provable coercion, deception, violence and alienation. Their forms of coercion, deception, violence and alienation cannot be "corrected" and/or "controlled" through formal judicial procedures; or through focusing upon commandments, prescriptions, proscriptions, or injunctions. People who are preoccupied with issues of control rarely acknowledge that the attitudes, thoughts, feelings, beliefs, communications, friendships, intimacies, decisions, and actions which they seek to control --- are of such characters as to be beyond the reach of intentional forms of control. It is dishonest to try to control them in any intentional way. Efforts to control them are alienative and counter-productive. Human history is full of examples of the futility of such efforts. Yet such people persist in trying to control what cannot be controlled --- with repeatedly tragic consequences. Such people do not learn from their mistakes because they are playing collusive games of mutual self deception. They believe that playing such dishonest games are essential to maintaining personal and communal integrity. They are tragically confused! (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================