Conflicts often lead to alienation because:

 1. Contestants seek to control: appearances, communications, analyses, research, advertisements,
news, reports, testimony, etc.

2. Contestants seek to: prevail, dominate, control, manage and be in charge of each other's: behaviors, responses and resentments.

3. The above behaviors generate: resentments, anger, suspicions, distrust, reactions, revenge, --- and many more elements which generate alienation.

4. None of the primary elements of conflicts lead naturally toward: reconciliation, cooperation, generosity, hospitality, etc.

Given the above sad facts of life --- it is essential that we be intentional in cooperating with each other to mitigate our natural human tendencies in the direction of alienation --- tendencies which augment each other in tragic-ways that obscure-each-other and obscure-the-ways-to-mitigate all-of-the-Alienative-Conflicts. (c) 2009 by Paul A. Smith in Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy)