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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.} ========================================================== %OPEN HONEST DIALOGUE SHARE VULNERABLE RISK SIN+990126 %TRUST ADDICT CODEPENDENT SERVANT EXCLUSIVE EVIL+990126 %PERSONAL COMMUNAL INTEGRITY COHERENCE BALANCE GOD 990126 It is risky to be vulnerable in open and honest dialogue --- with others who are likely to take advantage of our points of vulnerability. It is risky to share our true emotions, perceptions, feelings, desires, hopes and aspirations --- with others who may be looking for points of vulnerability in our creative, unconventional and non-conformal behaviors. It is risky to let go of our successful patterns of managing our proper appearances of respectability --- when we are with people who are preoccupied with issues of control, appearances and respectability --- for they are looking for cracks in our armor of invulnerability. It is risky to trust people who have shown in many small and/or petty ways that they are looking for points of vulnerability in others --- so as to take advantage of others in competitions for being king of the ant-hill or mole-hill. It is risky to respect, trust or support in power those contentious people who are unbalanced as regards ideals, values, principles and how they spend their time and energies --- for they are lacking in integrity, coherence and and honesty. It is not only what people have, value, and do which signals whether they enjoy personal and communal integrity; it is just as much what people DO NOT have, value, and do --- which signals whether they enjoy personal and communal integrity. If they are exclusive in their affirmations --- they are likely NOT TO HAVE AND/OR VALUE much which is essential to personal and communal integrity. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================