This-essay is a9903101.htm which is available at the web-site www.essayz.com. See more notes at the bottom. Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay By-Months By-Years By-Words Webs of Like-&-Un-Like ESSAYS <==> Like-&-UN-Like This-One ========================================================== %POWER CONTROL GENERALITY PARTICULAR SPECIFIC SELF+990310 %UNIQUE CREATIVE INDIVIDUALITY RULE LAW COMMAND SIN+990310 %RIGHTEOUS ARROGANCE ABSOLUTE TRUTH ETERNAL WRONGS 990310 People who are preoccupied with issues of control, absolute truth, right, wrong, good, and evil --- often seek to be in charge of the great power of broad generalizations; for such generalizations apply to an impressively wide range of situations and to many people. The wider the range of applications and relevance --- the greater the power and the potential for augmented self esteem. The level of self-righteousness which can be achieved this way is impressive! Controllers are often preoccupied with commandments, moral codes, and ethical systems which appear to apply to all people equally --- for there seems to be great potentially power therein. Such people are rarely inclined to be interested in the particular details of individual people's: heredity, genetic codes, family backgrounds, experiences; unique cultures, languages, needs, desires, fears, hopes and aspirations. For controllers such details are only distractions and are not important. To them what is important is the power of wide-ranging generalizations and commandments which transcend such incidental details. Thus they seek to wield controlling powers without regard or respect for individual differences. In doing so --- controllers engender tragically great amounts of various kinds of alienation, estrangement, confusion, prejudice, coercion, and violence. In self defense they encourage each other to play collusive games of mutual self deception --- through which they avoid recognizing what it is that they are doing to themselves and other people. It is important to keep in mind that the many forms of evil relationships, approaches, and actions --- are rooted in alienation and bear the bitter fruits of alienation. Attempts to be in control --- only augment the alienation and make the fruits of alienation more bitter. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================Lines beginning with a percent sign are KEYWORDS for use in ESSAY-System Searches. Their terminal digits are dates of writing in the format @yymmdd#, where @ = a means 99, @ = b means 20, and # = is a within-date essay-count. Links to date-adjacent essays are near page top & bottom.
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