This-essay is a9903191.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 ========================================================== %ULTIMATE CONCERN ISSUES CONTROL PURPOSE INTEGRITY+990319 %UNBALANCED ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTION IDOLATRY SINS+990319 %ALIENATION REJECTION EXCOMMUNICATION EXCLUSIVITY+990319 %GOOD DEVILS MORALITY ETHICS CODES LAWS COMMANDMENT 990319 Some leaders' ultimate concerns pertain to issues of control. They do not articulate how their concerns with issues of control are or should be balanced with concerns for the affirmation of complementary values, ideals, principles, beliefs, goals, etc. Their preoccupation with issues of control is ultimate. They are idolaters, and control is their god. Worshipers of control do not have the integrity to relate their concerns to: Personal and communal integrity. The need for open and honest dialogue. The development of active listening skills. Reconciliation and conflict resolution. Peacemaking. Promoting new forms of cooperation. Encouraging creativity, growth, and change. The healing of dis-eases; e.g., being ill-at-ease. Transcending fear, anger, revenge, and alienation. Were controllers to be honest about where their preoccupations will inevitably lead --- they would acknowledge that the logical destination will include the control of all: THOUGHTS FEELINGS DESIRES FRIENDSHIPS FEARS HOPES ASPIRATIONS EXPRESSIONS AFFECTION INTIMACY SEXUALITY SPIRITUALITY CONFLICTS COOPERATION ORGANIZATIONS PEOPLE RELIGIONS CITIES STATES NATIONS PROFESSIONS There is no logical end to the reach of the preoccupations of controllers --- for their god demands total control without restraint, checks, or balances. It has been recognized by many people that such absolute power corrupts absolutely. Included among the controllers who behave in the above ways --- are religious, political, business and professional leaders who are preoccupied with issues of control. They often mislead their followers into thinking and feeling that their preoccupations with issues of control lead them to do what needs to be done to insure that proper responses are made to all that threatens the welfare of the religious, political, business and/or professional communities. They and their follower are often very proud of their preoccupations --- and all that they are lead to do because of their preoccupations. (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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