Each of the following are often signs that we are unaware of the great risks which we are taking and are failing to protect our personal: health, integrity, communities and unsustainable-life- styles.
We too rarely spend time in extended open and honest dialogues WITH-PEOPLE in God's Astronomically- Tiny-Space-Ship-Earth:
A. Whose age is less than half our age.
B. Whose native language is not one of own native language(s).
C. Who were born in a country other than the country where we were born.
D. Whose disposable annual income is less than half of our own disposable annual income.
E. Whose religious and/or spiritual orientations are quite different from our own.
F. Whom we do not understand at all well.
G. Whom we do not trust in any relaxed ways.
H. Whom we regard as enemies and/or as evil people.
I. Whom we regard as naive, fools, simpletons, etc.
J. Who never spend time doing the kinds of things on which we spend most of our time.
K. Who never read, listen-to, or watch what we usually focus on most often.
L. Whose family members have been forced to leave their native country.
M. Who are now or have been homeless for many months.
N. Who have moved into our local neighborhood in the past few years.
All of the above failings contribute to the full store-house of Alienative-Conflicts within God's Astronomically-Tiny-Space-Ship-Earth with its Exponentially-Growing Contentious-Crew.
(c) 2009 by Paul A. Smith in www.essayz.com Search for Integrity and Honesty (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy)