How often are we victims of Self-Censorship? Often, for many of us!

The vast majority of these essays at www.essayz seem to have been composed in the subconscious realms of the writer's being a person deeply involved within the alienative conflicts within the writer's many overlapping communities: family, churches, friendships, intimate associates, college and university students, professors and administrators; Leaders in the Iowa Chapter of The American Association of University Professors and in the National Council of the American Association of Physics Teachers; within the Iowa Democratic Party serving during 1974 - 1978 as the Secretary of the Iowa Democratic Party and thereafter as Secretary-or-Chair of countless Committees on Rules and Nomination County-Conventions, District-Conventions and State- Conventions, and often as Secretary of such Conventions themselves --- while Iowa was serving as the Launching-Pad of many Candidates for President of the U.S.A. In the late 1990s the writer served as the Moderator of East-Iowa-Presbytery, a Federation of about 80 Presbyterian- Congregations with an aggregate total of about 20,000 members.

Any leader so extensively involved, is bound to encounter people who are playing collusive games of mutual self deception --- and be encouraged to play those games --- at subconscious levels; and so to engage in Self-Censorship which undermines Creativity and Open-and-Honest-Dialogue. Transcending such games is a major step in helping people to mitigate their Alienative-Conflicts.

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