1. The Inherited-Predispositions of some people toward particular kinds of: Mental-Illness, Addictions, Interests, Skills, Biases, Preferences, Desires, Needs, Greed, Domination, Submissiveness, Extremism, Imbalance, weakness, etc. (Heredity may be: religious, cultural, biological, DNA-Based, educational, etc.)
2. The tragic INFLUENCE of small-coalitions of Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters --- that concentrate Wealth-and-Power --- thereby undermining the hoped-for-integrations of reflexive-systems-of: ideals, values, principles, virtues, ethics, morality and laws; undermined-by-alienative: prescriptions, proscriptions, punishments, taboos, excommunications and collusive-games-of-mutual-self-deception; within: religious, political, educational, scholarly, scientific, economic, business, trade, and military INSTITUTIONS.
3. The exponential growth of complexity within all of the above --- as the size of the crew of space-ship-earth grows exponentially and the per-capita-rates-of-consumption-per-year also grow exponentially; due to the sudden access to a vast, but finite amount, of fossil-fuels discovered within tiny-space-ship-earth. (Earth is tiny compared to stars, and inter-planetary, inter-stellar and inter-galactic distances!)
4. The exponential growth of complex forms of information, knowledge, understanding, alienation, distrust and Alienative-Conflicts --- due to all of the above, plus the exponential growth of computers, the speeds of their processes and their-information-storage-capacities.
5. It is essential for us to nurture Conceptual-and-Existential-Visions of how All-Members of the Crew-of-Space-Ship-Earth --- Can-Cooperate-in-Shalom's Many-Different-Ways --- to create Mutually-Complementary-Communal-Sanctuaries --- within which ALL-WILLING-PERSONS can Safely-be-Engaged in Open-and-Honest-Dialogues about ALL of their Most-Basic-Humane:
e. Ways of Being-Creative;
f. Ways of Describing What is Meaningful;
h. Essential-Clusters of Mutually-Complementary Ideals, Values, Virtues, etc.
g. Essential Foundations for Personal-and-Communal Integrations-and-Integrities;
i. Letting-Go-of-Addictions to Futile: Questions, Answers, Dichotomies and Conflicts;
j. Letting-Go-of-Addictions to Futile: Concentrations of Wealth and Powers;
k. Letting-Go-of-Addictions to Futile: efforts to Win Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception;
l. Letting-Go-of-Addictions to Futile: Technologies-of-Domination;
m. Letting-Go-of-Prison-Bars: when the Prison-Door is Wide-Open;
n. Letting-Go-of-Preoccupations with Controlling Evil-People; when the door to Heaven is Wide-Open;
o. Letting-Go-of-Alienative-Technocrats-and-Technologies searching for a "good" mission to serve;
p. Letting-Go-of-Fears of Uncontrollable-Intimate-Relationships.
(c) 2009 by Paul A. Smith in
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