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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.} ========================================================== %TOTAL COSTS WAR COERCION VIOLENCE TAXES FAILURE+030219 %GRACIOUS CONFLICT RESOLUTION PEACEMAKING LOVER SEX+030219 %CREATIVITY HUMAN RESOURCES NATURAL INTEGRITIES SIN+030219 %ABUSIVE ADDICTION COLLUSION POWERS DOMINATION EVIL+030219 %DISINTEGRATION HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS CONFIDENCE+030219 %HEALTH CARE DISEASES MENTAL ILLNESS DISTRUST FEAR 030219 What are the TOTAL COSTS of WAR; not just the most evident costs of war? 1. The taxes paid by citizens in the countries that failed to resolve their conflicts in non-violent ways. 2. The time, energy, and citizens' creativity which is spent in destructive ways; rather than invested in constructive ways. 3. The destruction of homes, streets, electrical systems, water systems, sewer systems, bridges, etc. that are destroyed in military efforts to force others to behave as domineering people say that they should behave. 4. The destruction of patterns of healthy human relationships among the citizens of the communities which are affected by the war; directly or indirectly. 5. The loss of confidence in the economic systems and in investing financially in shared economic ventures; i.e., the stock markets and constructive projects relating to the infrastructures of the communities involved. 6. The heightening of barriers to the development of patterns of mutual understanding, friendships and intimate relationships between and among the citizens of the countries which are lead into war by their domineering leaders. 7. The promotion of respect for patterns of: secrecy, manipulation, coercion, deception and violence as "honorable" means to getting what is coveted --- at the expense of others who are not well known and/or are vulnerable. 8. The promotion of collusive games of mutual self deception --- promoted in order to facilitate the efforts to "win" against the "enemy" who is also promoting collusive games of mutual self deception in order to "win" in the mutually supported "no-win" effort. 9. The creation of conditions which promote the spread of physiological and mental diseases due to inadequate: sanitation, food, housing, clothing, education, sanctuaries, health care, etc. 10. The promotion of human tendencies to project blame outward upon others who have been labeled as: evil, bad, defective, "fallen", "rejected-by-God", etc. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================