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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.} ========================================================== %SEEK CONTROL EXPERIMENTAL EXISTENTIAL EXPERIENTIAL+981221 %INHIBIT LEARNING DIALOGUE PROMOTE CONFUSION EVILS+981221 %BALANCE AWARENESS PREJUDICE INTEGRATION COMMUNAL 981221 To the extent that we seek to control our experimental - existential - situations; to that extent we are unlikely to learn as much from them as we might. This is so because: 1. The more preoccupied we are with issues of control --- the more intensely we will play collusive games of mutual self deception. 2. When we are playing such collusive games --- we are prone to: inhibit awareness, inhibit dialogue, promote confusion, and promote prejudice. 3. We are thus likely to inhibit, prejudice and confuse whatever integrative learning which might occur were we not so preoccupied. Through preoccupations with issues of control we prevent learning --- and thereby undermine personal and communal integrity and our ability to learn how to deal creatively with new situations, challenges and opportunities. Such preoccupations lead to tragic: attitudes, assumptions, beliefs, convictions, ideals, values and principles. They bear bitter fruits in predictable ways which are evident to people who are not so preoccupied. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================