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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.} ========================================================== %ISOLATED HONEST PERSONAL INTEGRITY COMMUNAL HEALTH+021001 %HUMANE BEING AUTHENTIC COOPERATIVE GENEROUS GRACE+021001 %CIVILITY HOSPITALITY WELCOME CONTRARY CONTENTIOUS+021001 %SHIFT FOCUS ATTENTION PROPER CONFORMITY CONTROLLER+021001 %BALANCE DIALOGUE DISCERNMENT TRUTH WORTHY HONORS+021001 %DISCREDITED CONCENTRATION CORRUPTION POWER CONTROL 021001 Upon what conscious/gracious grounds can an isolated individual base a firm conviction that they are with integrity responding to a dishonest "Domination System" --- and doing so in ways which demonstrates proper concern for helping to maintain their own integrity AND other individuals' personal/communal integrities --- in spite of contrary efforts by all of the dishonest supporters of "The Domination System"? "The Domination System" is bound to try to shift the personal focus to contentious questions dealing with "proper conformity"; i.e., with conformity to what "The Domination System" can "properly control". Healthy individuals need to maintain their own personal integrities by keeping their focus centered upon issues pertaining to facilitating all peoples': honesty, balance, dialogue, authenticity, integrity, health, healthy-cooperation, civility, hospitality and shalom. "The Domination System" is dedicated to concentrating all powers into its own hands; i.e., into the hands of those people who are dedicated to maintaining and augmenting "The Domination System" and its scope of influence. The dishonest efforts of "The Domination System" need to be exposed prudently/wisely to the light of day; and thereby be discredited. Its perverse logic needs to be openly articulated and clarified; and thereby be discredited. Its misleading assumptions and attitudes need to be revealed for what they are; and thereby be discredited. The narrow and exclusive mind-sets of supporters of "The Domination System" need to be shown to bear bitter fruits --- as they do so; and thereby be discredited. Alternative mind-sets, assumptions and attitudes need to be demonstrated graciously as more worthy of respect, honor, trust and support --- than are the mind-sets of the supporters of The Domination System. Truly healthy people focus their attention intentionally upon ways to affirm in word and deed the mutually complementary foundations for both personal and communal integrities. Healthy people need to resist temptations to shift their attention to contentious issues which are initiated, defined and harped-upon by loyal/faithful supporters of "The Domination System". To respond to domineering people in their contentious style --- is to surrender to them and become unwitting supporters of "The Domination System" --- while thoughtlessly "thinking" that one is opposing "The Devil", "Evil", "Evil-people", immorality, dis-order, etc. We have failed tragically if we become arrogant and self- righteous in efforts to overcome domineering people by becoming more domineering than they have been. People who are being dominated need to recognize which are the most absurd demands which are made by "The Domination System"; and become clear in their own minds how absurd those demands are: 1. Lie to yourself about who demonstrates real integrity. 2. Punish yourself for telling the truth about controls. 3. Undermine your soul's integrity to be faithful to us. 4. Believe that our total concentration of power is good. 5. Say what you do not believe --- as if you do believe. 6. Pretend to have no doubts when you are full of doubts. 7. Pretend that all important questions are yes/no ones. 8. Pretend that you can know who is good and who is evil. 9. Trust people who are obviously being dishonest & mean. 10. Pretend that our traditions were ordained by God. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================