We lack-health-and-integrity whenever:

We lack-health-and-integrity whenver we give (or tolerate) unbalanced or extreem ammounts of attention focused upon any one or few foci for attention; i.e., if we idolize or worship any reality in the exclusive- ways-of-idolatry.

An example of such Alienative-Idolatry is found within the playing of collusive-games-of-mutual-self-deception by any group of Domineering- Bullies or Gand-of-Mobbing-Mobsters seeking to win --- even if there is NO-CONSCIOUS-INTENT!

CONSIDER and be in Open-and-Honest Public-Dialogue about:

1. Alienative-Conflicts, 2. Distributive-Injustice, 3. Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception, 4. Concentrations of Excessive-Alienative-Wealth, 5. Concentrations of Excessive-Alienative-Powers, 6. Political-Corruption, Negativity and Polarizations, 7. The Creation-and-Defense of Military-Industrial-Complexes, 8. Destructive-Exponential-Growth-Patterns of Humans, 9. Destructive-Patterns of Terrors-and-Terrorism, 10. Destructive Patterns of Arrogance-and-Self-Righteousness, 11. Failures to Confirm People's Descriptions of their Experiences. 12. Failures to Confirm People's Descriptions of their Perspectives. 13. Failures to Confirm People's Descriptions of their Basic Humane Needs. 14. Failures to Describe Such Efforts to Achieve Mutual Confirmations. 15. Systemic Group Failures to deal with Alienative Conflicts. 16. Systemic Group Failures to Mitigate such Alienative Conflicts. 17. Systemic Group Neglect to Deal with Destructive Alienations. 18. Systemic Group Neglect to Engage in Public-Open-and-Honest Dialogues. 19. Systemic Group Insensitivity to Private-Suffering. 20. Systemic Group Insensitivity to Private-Poverty-and-Alienations.

=========================================================== We all need to keep clear in in our mings that An-Idol can be any ONE-OR-TOO-FEW ISOLATED/INCOHERENT - REVERENCED:

A. Ideals, values, principles, virtues or good intentions. B. Laws, Commandments, Demands or Taboos. C. Hopes, Expectations, Leaders, Institutions or Nations. D. Professions, Organizations, Paradigms, Traditions, etc.

THAT DO NOT MEET OUR NEEDS FOR BALANCED GUIDANCE! ==========================================================

Personal-and-Communal Integration-Processes and Integrations --- can be created and endure --- only to the extent that people appreciate and support Open-and-Honest-Dialogues about all of the above realities; and about the Alienative-Conflicts associated with the existence of each such Open-and-Honest-Dialogues!

The essays in this collection at were created, published and made readily accessible to encourage and facilitate such Open-and-Honest- Public-Dialogues! Cooperation, honesty, patience, creativity and Being- Togther in the Diverse-Ways-of-Shalom are all essential --- along with many other mutually supportive good realities listed above and implied by considerations of the above.

(c) 2009 by Paul A. Smith in Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy)