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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.} ========================================================== %DISTINGUISH CONFUSE NATURE EVIL PEOPLE +020830 %RELATIONSHIPS ALIENATION ESTRANGEMENT +020830 %DECEPTION PRETENSE ARROGANCE DISHONESTY+020830 %LOST DISEASE ILLNESS SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS+020830 %BOUNDARIES GUILT NARCISSISM ADDICTION BLAME SHAME 020830 It is not easy to distinguish between the nature of EVIL PEOPLE and the nature of EVIL RELATIONSHIPS. In both cases the defining characteristics include: alienation, estrangement, separation, dishonesty, deception, pretense, confusion, concealment, blurred boundaries, arrogance, self-righteousness, self-centeredness, etc. Distinguishing between EVIL PEOPLE and EVIL RELATIONSHIPS is made complicated by the following: 1. Because evil entails the above characteristics it is natural that the boundaries between individual people and their inter-personal-relationships will be: confused, concealed, blurred and ignored --- by many of the people most intimately involved as leading participants and/or as victims. 2. Domineering people and groups of people often demonstrate evil behaviors and relationships; while at the same time working diligently to make it hard to recognize the nature of the evil which they themselves demonstrate --- including making it hard to recognize their inter- woven patterns-of-characteristics or wherein evil "resides"; e.g., primarily within individuals or relationships. 3. EVIL-PEOPLE and EVIL-RELATIONSHIPS foster: dis- ease, being ill-at-ease, mental-illness, physiological- diseases; dishonesty, blaming, shaming, guilting, scape- goating; ego-centrism, narcissism, arrogance, self- righteousness; addictions, codependence and collusions; and so make it hard for EVIL-PEOPLE (and others) to diagnose the nature of the EVIL-DISEASE. The EVIL-PEOPLE shift attention away from themselves, their disease and the consequences of their disease --- while paradoxically regarding themselves as central and qualified to be in control; i.e., as "saved", "redeemed", "holy", "superior", "headed-for-heaven", "righteous", etc. 4. Perceiving evil as residing in particular labeled individuals or labeled groups of individuals --- lays the foundations for both individuals and groups of individuals to seek to eliminate evil by destroying those who have been labeled as "being evil" in nature. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================