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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 ========================================================== %ENFORCEMENT TABOOS RULES REGULATIONS PROHIBITIONS 080301 %AGAINST RISKY INTIMACIES VULNERABILITIES TRUE LOVE 080301 %LOVERS UNCONVENTIONAL BEHAVIORS FORBIDDEN FRUITS 080301 %PROTECTIONS TRADITIONS POWER CONCENTRATIONS WEALTH 080301 %FAMILY LOYALTY RACIAL PREJUDICE RELIGIOUS DOCTRINE 080301 %FUNDAMENTALISTS CERTAINTY SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS GREED 080301 Intimacies are not always prudent or wise; e.g., when those who might-be-intimate have extremely different kinds and amounts of: wealth, power, maturity, education, experience, etc. Communities, however, often fail to tolerate intimacies which are not inherently/essentially risky, e.g., when those who might-be-intimate are of different: 1. Races, 2. Tribes, 3. Historic-Families, 4. Religious-Traditions, 5. Cultural-Backgrounds, 6. Educational-Specializations, 7. Political-Parties, 8. Nationalities, 9. Native-Languages, 10. Social-Status/Rank. The enforcement of taboos when there are no inherent risks --- has often generated far more alienation and disintegration --- than would have occurred had there been tolerance for social experimentation. Consider the story of Romeo and Juliet, and of Cinderella. Is there a consensus that they were treated properly, given their circumstances? 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) ==========================================================