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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 ========================================================== %DOMINEERING BULLIES DEMANDING NARROW CONFORMITY 080327 %PRESCRIPTIONS PROSCRIPTIONS ATTITUDES BELIEFS GOOD 080327 %EVIL DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS TRAPS BLIND DEAF 080327 %DUMB FOOLISH SIMPLISTIC IDEOLOGIES LEAD TRAGICALLY 080327 %INTO COERCION VIOLENCE DESTRUCTION DISINTEGRATION 080327 %COLLUSIVE GAMES MUTUAL SELF DECEPTION MSD FAILURES 080327 Be-Aware of and Beware of Domineering-Bullies and their Prescriptions/Proscriptions which Demand-Conformity to a Narrowly-Defined set of: Attitudes, Beliefs, Recitations, Symbolic-Rituals, Assumptions, Exclusions, Loyalties, etc. No matter how respectable and honorable the above are made to look with honors, rewards, vestments, praise, and concentrations of wealth and powers --- They-are-TRAPS by which Domineering-Bullies Concentrate-Wealth-and-Powers into their own hands. Healthy-and-Integrative Guides and Guidelines involve people in: 1. Open-and-Honest-Dialogues about wide ranges of True- Creative-Possibilities as regards CLUSTERS of: ideas, ideals, values, visions, principles, hope & aspirations. 2. Explorations through Mutually-Complementary Life- Styles which MITIGATE Alienative-and-Disintegrative: Behaviors, Demands, Controls, Constraints, Estrangement, Greed, Diseases, Intolerance, Concentrations-of-Wealth, Concentrations-of-Powers, Patterns-of-Exclusivity, Fears, Anxieties, Hopelessness, Manipulations, Violence, etc. 3. Being-Graciously-Together within the Many-Gracious- Ways-of-Shalom augmenting patterns of mutual understanding and appreciation. 4. Learning to Appreciate each other's Unique Cultures and Heritages as Mutually-Complementary to each other; rather than in competition with each other for dominance. 5. Learning from past blunders, mistakes, and Tragically Simplistic-Ideologies -- in terms of their Bitter-Fruits. 6. Learning from their own and each other's EXPERIENCES through gracious consideration of what led people into THEM and what were the NET-COSTS-and-BENEFITS of THEM --- for ALL who were AFFECTED by THEM. 7. Learning which Patterns-of-Consequences are Regular- And-Immutable --- and which Patterns-of-Consequences can be changed by Different-Choices made by Individuals-and- Communities. 8. Learning to recognize, acknowledge and clarify which Resources-Are-Finite --- placing immutable limits on what people can do; and which Resources-Can-be-Augmented far beyond what has been imagined and demonstrated so far. 9. Learning how to recognize, encourage and honor only long-term-sustainable life-styles --- in the light of the above. 10. Learning how to offer guidance to each other in terms of Coherent-Clusters-of-Virtues which will serve all of us together in Robust-Life-Styles long into the future. 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) ========================================================== Click on WELCOME for a quick tour of ==========================================================