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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.} ========================================================== %TOOLS MEANS CONTROL DOMINATION SYSTEM MASTERY GOD+000921 %GUILT SHAME FAME RIDICULE FAULT IMPERFECTION EVIL+000921 %GOOD PRIDE ARROGANCE SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS CONFUSION 000921 We may know the character of people by what kinds of tools they use --- in efforts to achieve control and/or dominance, or to promote and facilitate reconciliation, conflict-resolution, healing, and cooperation. NEGATIVE POSITIVE SHAME RESPECT BLAME HONOR GUILT TOLERANCE RIDICULE MUTUALITY FRAGMENTATION INTEGRATION COERCION LIBERATION VIOLENCE GENTLENESS FORCEFULNESS MEEKNESS ASSERTIVE MILD CONTENTION COOPERATION EXTREMISM BALANCE DISCIPLINE ROLE-MODELING DEMANDS EXAMPLES PRESCRIPTIONS STORIES PROSCRIPTIONS SUGGESTIONS TABOOS DESCRIPTIONS DISHONESTY HONESTY SECRECY OPENNESS CONFUSION CLARIFICATION MOB-ACTION DIALOGUE COMMANDING LISTENING We can discern the nature and character of a person more readily by what tools they use, than by what scriptures, laws and commandments they focus our attention upon. We need to be aware of and beware of people who tend to use the tools of domination/control. Domineering people's patterns of attitudes, thoughts and behaviors do not merit our respect or support. To understand, transcend and subvert domineering people's patterns of attitudes, thoughts and behaviors --- we need to honor, respect, support and emulate those authentic people whose patterns of attitudes, thoughts and behaviors are characterized by the words on the right above. We cannot overcome domineering people's patterns of attitudes, thoughts and behaviors by copying them. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================