Which few of the following criteria for honoring a Life-Style --- most merit our honor, respect and
The "Life-Style IS":
1. Long-Term-Sustainable for all members of God's Astronomically Tiny Space-Ship-Earth. 2. Sustainable in all parts of Space-Ship-Earth. 3. Integrative in many different natural environments 4. Enduringly-traditional. 5. Pleasing to powerful and wealthy people. 6. Pleasing Militarists and Military-Industrial-Complexes, 7. Pleasing Technically-Competent-People. 8. Pleasing the Most-Dominant and Most-Profitable-Corporations by Serving-Only-Their-Investors. 9. Pleasing Self-Righteous Religious-Leaders-and-Institutions. 10. Pleasing Powerful National-Political-Leaders. 11. Pleasing Powerful Business-Leaders. 12. Pleasing Successful Economists and Financial-Experts. 13. Pleasing Upper-Crust Cultural-Leaders. 14. Pleasing Powerful-Coalitions of Political-Candidates for Election to High Offices. 15. Simple and Easy to Understand-and-Appreciate. 16. Rooted-in-Ancient-Traditions, Teachings and Scriptures.

The extent to which people-and-their-communities clearly-affirm-and demonstrate:

Personal/Communal --- Integrations, Integrities, Unity/Purity AND LOYALTY/PERFECTION

Depends upon how:

Clearly, Often and Regularly they are Graciously-Together in Shalom's Many-Mutually:

Complementary, Balanced, Dynamically-Stable and Sustainable WAYS/PATHS of:

Unconditionally-Accepting Each-Other INTO Open-and-Honest-Dialogue about the following Essential-Topics of Open-and-Honest-Dialogue/Listening:

1. Their basic human needs as Unique-Individuals, 2. Their Unfulfilled Basic-Human-Needs as Unique-Individuals, 3. Their Differing Perspectives, Perceptions and Understandings, 4. Their Inter-Linked Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception with diverse foci, 5. Their Fears of Taboos, Excommunications and Shunnings, 6. Their Favorite: Hopes, Aspirations, Pleasures, Expectations, etc. 7. Their Most-Feared --- Risks and forms of Vulnerability, 8. How willing they are to be Totally-Vulnerable-Together, 9. The Foundations of Generosity and Hospitality, 10. The Foundations of Cooperation in Mitigating their Own Alienative Conflicts in LOVE, 11. The Vices that most threaten their personal and communal Integrations and Integrities, 12. The Coherent-Clusters of Virtues which are most essential to Integrations and Integrities, 13. The Ignorance, Prejudices, Biases and Chaos that is Threatening Integrity, 14. The Systemic forms of Injustice and Alienative Conflicts that are Threatening Integrity, 15. The Most-Seriously ignored Limits and Limitations around them in their environments, 16. What is Possible, but not Acknowledged as Possible, 17. What is Impossible, but not Acknowledged as Impossible, 18. "Virtues" which Conceal-Vices, 19. "Vices" which Conceal-Virtues, 20. Disintegrative Ideals, Traditions, Virtues and Ideological-Systems. 21. Disintegrative Duties-and-Responsibilities.

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