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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.} ========================================================== %ABSENCE PUBLIC AFFIRMATION FACILITATION COOPERATE 030505 %POWER CONCENTRATION CHECK BALANCES HERO TECHNOCRAT 030505 %SELF RIGHTEOUS ARROGANT GREEDY RISKY MISTAKES FAIL 030505 RELINQUISH POWER ACCEPT DICTATOR DOMINATION CONTROL 030505 In the absence of public affirmations and facilitations of COOPERATIVE-BEHAVIORS, WIDE-DISTRIBUTIONS OF POWER, and CHECKS & BALANCES --- there are many occasions (both natural and contrived) in which it is "natural" for humans to centralize/concentrate power in: 1. Heroes, 2. Technocrats, 3. Domineering leaders, 4. Overly self-confident leaders, 5. Self-righteous leaders, 6. Arrogant leaders, 7. Greedy leaders, 8. Etc. Many common people do not want to: 1. Be held responsible, 2. Engage in risky-ventures, 3. Move beyond their realms of comfort, 4. Accept leadership and responsibility, 5. Be caught making mistakes, 6. Be in the limelight, 7. Be the target of domineering people, 8. Be the target of criticism, 9. Be corrupted by concentrate power. For the above kinds of reasons many people are quite willing to relinquish power and influence to people who are more: assertive, domineering, bold, daring, foolish, imprudent and lacking in wisdom! Most such people are NOT coherently dedicated to promoting both personal and communal integrity. Be aware, and beware, of where they are likely to lead us! (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================