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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 ========================================================== %DIVERSE COMMUNITY GENERATE BROAD CONSENSUSES SAFE 080425 %VIRTUES RISKY INTIMACIES OPEN HONEST DIALOGUE GIVE 080425 %FOUNDATIONS PERSONAL COMMUNAL INTEGRATIONS HONESTY 080425 %BALANCE MUTUALITY TRUST HOSPITALITY GENEROSITY SIN 080425 %ALIENATIVE DOMINEERING BULLIES BEHAVIORS FAILURES 080425 %FUTILE INVULNERABILITY SECURITY DEFENSIVE FORTRESS 080425 In our diverse communities (geographic, religious, professional, work, corporate, school, family, tribe, city and state) --- We need to work on generating broad consensuses regarding what are Safe-Virtues which serve well to balance our Risky-Virtues that lead us deeper into our: Destructive-Tragic-sins, Compulsive-Preoccupations and Encouragements-of our Tendencies-Toward ALIENATIVE: Domination, Exclusivity, Estrangement, and Concentrations of: Wealth, Power and Influence. Overall we need to honor and facilitate the Generally- Safe-Virtues of: Honest-Gracious-Dialogue, Moderation, Balance, Humility, Mutuality, Cooperation, Civility, Reconciliation, Meditation, Thinking, Integrations, Integrities, and Authenticity -- in Personal and Communal contexts and relationships. In Overall-Contrast there are many Risky-Virtues such as: Loyalty, Patriotism, Duty, Purity, Tenacity, Courage, Conviction, Certainty, Enthusiasm, Obedience, Efficiency, Rank-Ordering, Hierarchical-Thinking, Control, Management, Forcefulness and Assertiveness. The above suggestions can help us move toward cooperation and collaborations in discerning which virtues and people to trust and believe most safely, and with the most integrity. Even what we regard as Safe-Virtues can be taken to Dangerous-Extremes in the absence of moderation and integrations with other Complementary-Virtues-and-Persons. It is dangerous to totally denigrate or eliminate honor for any complementary virtues or person. We also need to develop consensus about our most dangerous vices, such as: Dishonesty, Pretentiousness, Arrogance, Self-Righteousness, Hubris, Domination, Violence, Greed, Unilateralism, Extremism, Exclusivity, Excommunications Alienative-Conformity, and Labeling-People as Inherently- Good and/or Evil. Honoring or trusting such vices as means to good ends will regularly lead US into tragic Personal-and-Communal disintegrations. We can avoid Tragic-Disintegrations by Honoring-and-Trusting Safe-Clusters of Reliable- Combinations of True-Virtues in the Balanced Ways-of- Shalom. By being well integrated persons and participants in well integrated communities --- True-Lovers are best able to recognize and deal with dysfunctional behaviors within themselves and within others --- and so to endure robustly for longer than Domineering-Bullies do. By being mostly Disintegrative-Persons in Contentious-Ways Domineering-Bullies are NOT able to recognize and deal with dysfunctional behaviors within themselves and within others --- and so Domineering-Bullies perish prematurely. 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 ==========================================================