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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.} ========================================================== Click on WELCOME for a quick tour of ========================================================== %DIFFERENCES AMONG COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATIONS GROUPS 080201 %ACCIDENTAL INTENTIONAL CHOSEN INVITED COERCED GOOD 080201 %EVIL RELATIONSHIPS INDIVIDUALS PEOPLE SPEAK LISTEN 080201 %OPEN HONEST RISKY DIALOGUE VULNERABILITY DOMINATE 080201 %FORMAL INFORMAL INTIMATE AFFECTION SYMPATHY SEXUAL 080201 %NEIGHBORLY LOVE TENDER LOVING CARE HOSPITALITY GOD 080201 People are together in groups of people in diverse ways: 1. Walking past each other on the crowded sidewalk of one city block, but rarely talking to each other or making eye contact. 2. Being-Together in a room at a public meeting to hear a special speaker; but rarely talking to each other. 3. Participating in a large formal monthly meeting of a citizens' action group or political organization, but not engaging in any personal/intimate conversations one on one. 4. Participating in the worship services of a large mega-church, but otherwise not involved in the life of the church. 5. As-in-number-Four, but also participating in some small intimate discussion groups and getting to know the people in those groups rather well. 6. Participating regularly in a church, civic group, or political group as one of the key 5 percent of the group who are the most active Core-of-the-Group. 7. Living communally in an intimate commune where each one's life is bound up intimately with all other's lives in a network of interdependent relationships. The above seven items sketch a spectrum of levels of inter-dependence in different groups --- ranging from random associations, through intentional associations, lose-nit-communities, and into tightly-bound-communities. The different groups differ in their levels/durations of: 1. Intentionality of association and activities. 2. Informality-Formality of modes of interactions. 3. Bonding, Dependency, and Core-Agreements. 4. Intimacies and interdependency and mutual-sacrifice. 5. Mutual-Commitment and/or Formal-Promises. 6. Mutual-Trust and Open-and-Honest-Dialogue. 7. Tolerating Unexpected-Differences and Surprises. 8. Tolerating Departures-from-Required-Behavioral-Norms. 9. Mutuality about values, ideals, principles, support. 10. Mutual-Agreements about Primary Virtues-and-Vices. 11. Robustness, Fragility, Brittleness, Toughness, etc. 12. Playing Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception. 13. Addictions and Codependent-Support-Networks. 14. Authentic Personal-Integrations-and-Integrities. 15. Authentic Communal-Integrations-and-Integrities. 16. Being able to adjust to Environmental-Changes. 17. Honest Systems-Analyses of Communal-Environments. 18. Maintenance of True-Reflexive-Conceptual-Structures. 19. Transcendence of Individualistic-Orientations. 20. Transcendence of Provincial-Orientations/Perspectives 21. Flexibility and Ability-to-Make-Transitions/Changes. 22. Dynamic-Stability and Ability-to-Maintain-Balance. Be-Together in the Many-Gracious Ways of Shalom. (c) 2008 by Paul A. Smith in "Search for Honesty and Integrity" (On Being Yourself Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================