This-essay is a9908232.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 ========================================================== %PRESBYNET UNITY DESCRIBE ESSENTIAL IMPORTANT MOST+990823 %LEADERS MOTIVATIONS SPEECH PROMISE PATTERN BEHAVE+990823 %WISDOM ROLE MODEL CONVERGENT CONFORMITY FORMAL+990823 %INTUITION COMMON SENSE PERSONAL EXPERIENCES EVIL 990823 What is essential to personal and communal integrity? Here "essential" is used to **describe** whatever by its absence leads to personal and communal disintegration. "Essential" here does NOT mean "most important." It is essential that the members of each community discern the degrees of integrity in various leaders' motivations, speech, promises and patterns of behavior. This is NOT to say that such discernment must be articulated clearly in words --- for wise behavior can flow from discernment which is not articulated clearly in words. This is NOT to say that such discernment must become convergent within informal or formal discussions. It can be enough that discernment is expressed in formal voting for candidates for office. This is NOT to say that such discernment must flow from any formally articulated theory regarding personal integrity, motivations, promises, and/or patterns of behaviors --- for wisdom is often intuitive and unspoken. This IS to say that members of each community need to discern which leaders are: 1. Dominated by: fear, anxiety, insecurity, control- issues, required-certainty, conflicts, dishonesty, alienation, addictive tendencies, codependent tendencies, self-righteousness, arrogance and/or violence. 2. Entrapped by: dichotomous thinking, either/or questions, extremism, fanatics' convictions, delusions of superiority, and/or collusive games of mutual self deception. 3. Healthy people whose ways are worthy of trust, respect and support. This IS to say that within secure private meetings the members of each community will do well to share prayerfully their perceptions regarding their current and potential leaders. This IS to say that in the absence of members who discern their leaders' characters as suggested --- a community is likely to be dominated by contentious leaders who involve others in futile/misleading conflicts --- which are justified by each other's extremism, and by affirmations which are often "promoted" by means of denials of "different" people's complementary affirmations. (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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