Course Keys **** We human mortals often make the mistake of acting as if "more-is-better" - - - when more is NOT better for anybody. If some: thing, activity, success, commitment, promise, product, ritual, doctrine, is "GOOD"; how can we know HOW-MUCH- MORE of "IT" will be "good" - - - and for whom? Can we wisely and prudently focus primarily, or only, on "more" of "the-same"? If "profits" are "good" for our "bottom-line" - - - how far can we go making "more" of "the-same" and "IT" still be "good" in the absence of "I-Thou" relationships with our neighbors; whom we have been admonished to "Love-as-our-selves". See the book "I-Thou" by Martin Buber for more thoughts about these considerations. See also the books of sermons by Paul Tillich who admired Martin Buber's writings which were in German for his own children to introduce them to humane personal relationships. A man who had said the writings could not be translated, eventually translated them a second time into modern English - - - at the insistence of Martin Buber's own son! All that is "good" is "good" only within the context of healthy, sustainable, robust, authentic, integrative and enduring intimate-personal-and-communal relationships - - - that in Well-Integrated-Ways-of-Shalom Build-and-Maintain many Communal-Sanctuaries within which True-Lovers can safely be engaged in risky-open-and-honest-dialogues - - - about the Over-All NET LONG-TERM-COSTS to the Whole-Crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny Space-Ship-Earth - - - of the Alienative- Behaviors of Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters - - - who in Concentrating Alienative-Wealth-and-Powers are Hell- Bent upon Exponentially-Growing their Rates-of-Consumption of the most Precious-Material-Resources that are Now-Stored in Limited-Amounts - - - within God's Astronomically-Tiny Space-Ship-Earth. All Extra-Terrestrial Precious-Material-Resources ( that may possibly exist ) are so Essentially-Isolated from God's Astronomically-Tiny Space-Ship-Earth - - - that they will forever be irrelevant as regards meeting the "needs" of the of the descendents of the Current-Crew of Space-Ship-Earth ever Living-In-Space-Ship-Earth. Almost all of the Current- Crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny Space-Ship-Earth are playing Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception - - - - ignorant of and/or denying this and many closely related complimentary truths. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ When "more" of "IT" destroys our community; "it" is NOT "good"; NOT "honorable", NOT "admirable", NOT "reverent", etc. We cannot recognize, describe and "know" what is "good" - - - in the absence of wide-spread open-and-honest-dialogues about the diverse-views of diverse-people - - - about what is truly GOOD - - - WHEN considered in the light of: When? Where? For-Whom? Within-What-Context? Without-What-Constraints? With-What-Ones? As-Gods' Will? Absolutely? In-Excess? The Costs-to-all-Others? In-Spite-of-Personal-Communal-Disintegrations? Regardless of what else is done? Regardless of what else is NOT done" Regardless of who is ABSENT? Is PRESENT?