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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.} ========================================================== %RISK FACTORS MEDICAL DOCTORS DISEASE ILLNESS SICK+020103 I%CORRELATION CAUSE EFFECT CONNECTION MANAGEMENT+020103 %SUFFER CONSEQUENCES SMOKE DANGER DUST POISON SIN+020103 %ALIENATION ESTRANGEMENT DEVIL PUNISHMENT SEXUAL+020103 %ISOLATION CROWDING ADDICTION CODEPENDENCE PRIDE+020103 %GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING EXCLUSIVITY REJECTION 020103 Medical doctors talk about "risk factors" associated with particular medical diseases; i.e., those "things" which correlate with high probability that a person with suffer the consequences of the disease --- such as smokers and lung cancer. We will do well to be aware of and articulate "risk factors" associated with dis-eases other than traditionally identified "medical-diseases" --- such as: ARROGANCE SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS IGNORANCE DISDAIN ILLITERACY CONFUSION CLUTTER JUDGEMENTALISM DISORDER COERCION AUTHORITARIANS VIOLENCE PREJUDICE CONDEMNATIONS CHAOS PRIDE PRETENTIOUSNESS COLLUSIONS DOMINATION ADDICTIONS CODEPENDENCE RELIGIOSITY FUNDAMENTALISM LIBERALISM IMMORALITY PERFECTIONISM INDIFFERENCE TECHNOCRACY CARELESSNESS MILITARISM PATRIOTISM NATIONALISM CAPITALISM GREED CONSUMERISM WEALTH ALIENATION ESTRANGEMENT EVIL/SIN PUNISHMENT IMPRISONMENT SMOKE/DUST FRIENDSHIP INTIMACY SEXUALITY RAGE ANGER REVENGE JEALOUSY ENVY COVETOUSNESS GUILT BLAME SHAME AVARICE RESENTMENT COMPETITION APOLOGY FORGIVENESS PEACEMAKING CONFLICT RESOLUTION DETERMINATION TENACITY COMMITMENT EXCLUSIVITY Each of the above listed words --- followed by the word "RISK" --- may be used to suggest many "risk- factors" which we need to give consideration --- in order to promote and facilitate both personal and communal integrity. In some communities it is taken for granted that the responsibility to deal with all risk factors lies entirely with the individual members of the community working alone. In such communities both personal and communal integrity are at risk because of the failure of the community as a whole to attend to risk-factors which can be dealt with effectively, only through coordinated efforts by the community as a whole to recognize, articulate and respond to the risk-factors to which individuals on their own cannot respond as effectively as can the community-as-a-whole. In some communities many dominant leaders assume that all thinking is appropriately dichotomous; i.e., in terms of questions which can always be answered with "yes" or "no"; "right" or "wrong"; "good" or "evil"; etc. Thinking in-terms-of risk factors can help communities and individuals to think in-terms-of spectrums of probability that certain risk factors will be important-to-negligible along a spectrum-of-possibilities. Such thinking is far more realistic than is dichotomous thinking. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================