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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.} ========================================================== %TIMES CONFLICT DESTRUCTIVE EXTREMES BEHAVIORS SINS+030914 %GUIDELINES RECOGNIZE DISINTEGRATIVE SHIFT ATTENDED+030914 %ABSENT MISSING FORGOTTEN REPRESSED SUPPRESSED EVIL+030914 %MODERATION VIRTUES HUMILITY COOPERATION SHARING+030914 %RECONCILIATION HONESTY DIALOGUE COLLABORATE GOODS+030914 %LIBERATION CIVILITY GENEROSITY HOSPITALITY GIVING 030914 In times of conflict people often go to destructive extremes in their behaviors. In such destructive times we need guidelines to help us to recognize the disintegrative extremes to which people go, and how to shift attention in order to be helpful. Below on the left are hints of the virtues which may need special attention in order to deal with extremes hinted at on the right below. Moderating Virtues Extreme Behaviors Humility Arrogance Cooperation Unilateralism Power sharing Power concentrations Reconciliation Self righteousness Honest dialogue Absolute certainty Collaboration Domination Liberation Controls Civility Contentiousness Generosity Greed Intelligence Ignorance Invitations Commandments Empathy Demands Construction Destruction Listening Preaching Nationalism Internationalism Integrity Exclusivity Diplomacy Militarism Learning Prejudice Humble service Superiority Authenticity Authority Healings Fears Reconciliation Distrust Balance Extremism Apologies Attacks Mutuality Competition Understanding Determination Creativity Conformity Reverence Self confidence Patience Speed Thoughtful action Quick action Peace making Coercion Prophets Profits Appreciation Appearances Thoughtfulness Superficiality Profundity Simplicity True realities Labels Simple trust Funded trusts Just wages Golden parachutes Wealth sharing Wealth concentrations Gentleness Violence Hospitality Excommunications Integrity Purity Integration Purification Compassion Superiority Forgiveness Judgementalism Mercy High standards Honesty Conformity Authenticity Role playing It is the concentration of excessive attention and efforts focused upon what words and phrases on the right point to --- which calls for additional attention and efforts --- focused upon what words and phrases on the left point to. Extremism does not cure extremism! Official terrorism does not eliminate unofficial- terrorism. Arrogance does not eliminate self- righteousness. We are called to model the virtues which are timely in the presence of the present forms of extremism. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================