6. Great-Concentrations of Wealth-and-Powers?
7. Addictions to Manipulative-Tools-of-Alienation?
If we always cling to the above destructive behaviors --- we are doomed to personal and communal disintegrations --- yet we need to be prudent about when, were and within what contexts we choose to Let-Go of each destructive pattern of behavior. Transitions can be dangerous/risky! We need to Mitigate-the-Risks Of-Letting-Go in a disadvantageous: time, place and/or context. It is the Overall-Global-Risks to the Crew-of-Space-Ship-Earth which we need to Mitigate-in-Prudent-Ways-of-Shalom.
People will regularly face dilemmas in trying to make wise, informed and prudent choices regarding how to Most-Graciously Mitigate-Alienative-Conflicts --- if one or more of the following is true about the persons' and/or their communities':
1. Myths of REDEMPTIVE: Violence, Coercion, and Concentrations-of-Wealth, Powers, and Influence --- have been traditionally Affirmed-and/or-Demonstrated --- with the inevitable costs in: alienation, misunderstandings, confusions, ignorance, distrust, injuries, sickness, dis-eases, anxieties, etc.
2. Less than a majority of the people in the communities understand how it is that the above Misleading-Myths lead to Tragic- Personal-and-Communal Net-Disintegration-Costs --- to the Whole-Crew of Space-Ship-Earth.
3. A significant fraction of the people in the community are equivocating back-and-forth between Attitudes-and-Perspective of Domineering-Bullies versus those of Gracious-True-Lovers --- without any clear understanding of why they are equivocating; and maybe not even aware of how they are equivocating --- while giving inconsistent and internally incoherent signals which augment anxieties.
4. Few people have been thoroughly trained in how to graciously resist the: violence, coercion, distrust, ignorance and prejudices that regularly flow from their alienative conflicts.
5. Few people know how-to-mitigate the costs-of-equivocating in their affirmations of the attitudes, assumptions, perspectives and beliefs of True-Lovers --- and those of Domineering-Bullies.
Most-People need to learn to recognize which Equivocal-Signals come from which Traditions: Domineering-Bullies' Traditions and/or True-Lovers' Traditions --- and to learn how to deal with the inconsistencies between/among the Equivocal-Signals and the Overall- Evidence about how reliable the signals are on the whole within all of the crew of Space-Ship-Earth.
(c) 2009 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy)