blog traffic analysis
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.} ========================================================== %LIVE LIFE TRUE LOVERS TAKE PRUDENT RISKS MANAGE 030817 %OUTCOMES CONSEQUENCES CONTROL NATURAL LAWS CHAOS 030817 %HUMANE DECISIONS PRIORITIES BALANCE MUTUAL SHARES 030817 %HONESTY VULNERABILITY IGNORANCE ALIENATE STRANGER 030817 %ENTROPY DISORDERED ENERGY MIXTURES INTEGRATION 030817 %SECOND LAW THERMODYNAMICS CHANGE GROWTH CREATIVE 030817 To live is to take risks; and to try to manage which kinds of risks we take; and often to try to manage the outcomes of the risks that we do take. We can never be fully in control of the outcomes of the risks that we do take. We can decide which kinds of risks to take, and learn to chose to take prudent risks, rather than to take the risks of ignorance/ dishonesty. There are risks involved in being honest, as well as risks involved in being dishonest. Dishonest people risk ignorance which flows from dishonesty. There are risks involved in being in Love, as well as risks involved of being alienated/estranged. Alienated people risk being ignorant of the consequences of different kinds of risks. There are risks involved in participating in intimate relationships with few or may people; e.g., risks involved in being separated from intimate relationships and from being with many people. If we play collusive games of mutual self deception in efforts to minimize the pains of knowing the true nature of the risks we are choosing; we increase the risks of being ignorant- fools who do not know what we are doing. If we choose to be intimately involved with many people --- to enjoy the pleasures of healthy love; we increase the possibilities of being disappointed with each other's failures to fulfill our fantasies, hopes and expectations. If we choose to be separated from intimate relations, to avoid the possibilities of disappointment --- we increase the possibilities of enjoying-no- pleasures and being bored-to-death without any stimulation. Well educated scientists know and understand that all processes in the cosmos entail the generation of entropy which is concentrated in locations of great: temperature, density, mixing, confusion and chaos; while being less concentrated within locations of: near-absolute-zero- temperature, dilution, purity, simplicity and order. The work which is done to produce the locations of low concentrations of entropy --- generates huge volumes of space where there are increases in entropy --- resulting in a total increase in entropy; e.g., within huge volumes of space out between all the distant and receding galaxies. Nothing can happen without the generation of more entropy in our expanding cosmos --- which is much larger than we can imagine, and is getting even larger. There are many ways in which we may generate: orders, commandments, prescriptions, proscriptions, order, stability, traditions, being-cool, dilution, purity, and simplicity --- in order to minimize the local concentration of entropy/chaos --- but they all entail the generation of more entropy/chaos somewhere else. We cannot honestly chose to reduce all entropy/chaos. Pretending otherwise generates disintegration and so creates more overall entropy/chaos. We can with integrity chose to work honestly to create and enjoy many processes-of-integration and so create many diverse-integrities which elicit reverence, honor and respect within healthy communities. Yet, we cannot with integrity be in control of all processes around us within the cosmos. We can with integrity influence many processes around us in ways which promote the enjoyment of healthy relationships within our own communities and daily interactions. We can learn to understand the possible consequences of the risks we take, and choose to take risks which promote and facilitate integrations --- and respect for integrative-relationships. We can chose to avoid the risks entailed in: dishonesty, alienation, estrangement, separations, excommunications, ignorance, collusions, arrogance, self-righteousness, pretentiousness, anger, sin and contentiousness within evil-relationships. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================