To graciously help other people to mitigate their own alienative: conflicts, behaviors, life- styles, etc. --- we need to take many of the following steps in mutually supportive ways of shalom:
1. Admit to ourselves and to the others --- that we cannot resolve, settle, arbitrate or mitigate FOR-THEM their: conflicts, grudges, resentments, desires-for-revenge, desires-to-even-the-score, etc. We may be able to play supportive roles in their-own-efforts to graciously mitigate-their-own- conflicts, grudges, resentments, desires-for-revenge, desires-to-even-the-score, etc., but only if they of their own free-will-and-initiative ask-us-to-do-so in-mutually-agreed-upon-ways that are cooperative and sustainable on the part of those who participate and are affected thereby.
We need to engage in a freely and mutually-agreed-upon cooperative-game-plan.
2. We need to have a significant number of the following elements included within the mutually- agreed-upon-cooperative-game-plan:
a. An on-going-effort to bring-out-into-the-open, for Open-and-Honest examination-and- dialogue; participants' various: assumptions, attitudes, approaches, beliefs, perspectives, points-of-view, convictions, habits, traditions, etc. We need to agree that Conflict-Mitigation-will-be-undermined to the extent that we keep such realities: secret, hidden, tacit, unspoken, forgotten, repressed, suppressed, etc.
b. We need to describe, agree-upon and Let-Go-Of the central elements of the life-styles of Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters --- including such realities as:
Concentrations of alienative-amounts of wealth. Concentrations of alienative-amounts of power. Concentrations of alienative-amounts of luxuries. Concentrations of alienative-amounts of corruption. We need to avoid using technologies and techniques that are inherently alienative due to: Violence, Coercion, Excommunications, Rejections, Exclusions, Shunnings, etc. We need to avoid: Equating Conformity with Virtue-and-Goodness. Equating Invulnerability with Security-and-Safety. Equating Superiority with Security-and-Safety.
c. We need to Affirm-and-Demonstrate a significant fraction of the following as Mutually- Supportive True-Virtues: Humility, Mutuality, Openness, Balance, Honesty, Accuracy, Authenticity, Patience, Modesty, Reconciliation, Tolerance, Hospitality, Creativity, Generosity, Adaptability, Flexibility, Exploration, Cooperation, Colaboration, Descriptions, Sensitivity, Hope, Empathy, Sympathy, - - - in order to graciously help others to mitigate their own Alienative-Conflicts; in spite of Contrary-Behaviors by Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters. d. We need to keep in mind that for people who tolerate, respect, honor or revere the Life-Styles and Advantages of Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing Mobsters --- it is TRAITOROUS TO: Want to be intimately involved with others, Trust-Strangers or others not in our "Gang", Get-to-Know strangers to whom our friends have not introduced us, Take risks that may not pay well to our "Gang", Stop Playing our Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception --- and so fail to win them, Disagree with our own faithfully Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters, Be-Vulnerable by Being-Meaningfully-Intimate with True-Lovers, Let-Go of our Gang's Addictions and Codependent-Supporters, Let-Go of our Gang's Pretentious Self-Confidence, Let-Go of our Gang's Negativity, Threats and Attacks upon our Enemies and Evil People.
(c) 2009 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy)