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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.} ========================================================== %SETTING PRIORITIES BUDGETING TIME MONEY RESOURCES+021010 %CONTEXTUAL SIGNIFICANCE ISOLATED ACTIONS GOOD SIN+021010 %GOD DEVILS TEMPTATIONS YIELDING NORMAL BEHAVIORS+021010 %IRREGULAR DYSFUNCTIONAL PATTERN ADDICTION HARMFUL+021010 %ALCOHOLIC DRINK WINE DRUGS NEGLECT RESPONSIBILITY 021010 Often people focus upon whether some particular action is in and of itself "good" --- without giving any attention to the pattern of thoughts, attitudes and actions within which the particular action occurs. Drinking some wine is a normal part of life in many countries which do not have water which is safe to drink. The alcoholic who regularly drinks five quarts of wine each day --- is not engaged a normal pattern of behavior. Many isolated actions can be normal within some contexts, but quite abnormal within other contexts. How we budget our available time is a more significant indicator of our character --- than is whether or not we engage in some isolated action which is legal and not objectionable in normal circumstances. How we set priorities is more important than how we spend our time at some particular hour on a particular day --- so long as the action during that hour is legal and not harmful/objectionable in and of itself. Whether an action merits our respect, honor and support often depends upon the pattern of behaviors within which the action occurs. It is irresponsible to systematically ignore the significance of the contexts of actions. Such neglect is a pattern which does not merit our honor, respect or support. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================