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It is difficult for people who are trapped in honoring the Life-Styles of: (A) Domineering-Bullies, (B) Mobbing-Mobsters, (C) Concentrators of Wealth-and-Powers, (D) Complicit-Beneficiaries of the above, and (E) Winners-of-Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception; To Let-Go of what seem to them to be the Sure-Tools for Achieving: 1. Invulnerability, 2. Security, 3. Safety, 4. Comfort, 5. Viability, 6. Salvation, 7. Redemption, 8. Adequate-Defenses, 9. Success, 10. Heaven. The Sure-and-Essential-Tools for the above - - Include ALIENATIVE: Pretensions Dishonesty Violence Controls Standards Moral-Codes Ethical-Codes Taboos Shunnings Excommunications Banishments Being-Superior Arrogance Hubris Macho-Postures Threats Domination Loyalty Purity Purifications Prisons Polarizations Dichotomies Objectification Quantification Computations Measurements Predictions Expectations Demands Commandments Laws Policing Judgements Enforcements Rejections Rewards Exclusivity Rank-Ordering Hierarchies Caste-Systems Perfection Superiority Conflicts Winning Defeating Negativity Negations Denigrations Genocides Terrorism Wars Terrors Destructions Exponential-Growth More-of-Above Traditions Tenacity Sacrifices Endurance Persistence Toughness Macho-Posturers Collusive Self-Deception --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Just as ALIENATIVE-INVULNERABILITY is central to the Life-Styles of Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters - - - So-Also the following are central to the Life-Styles of True-Lovers-in-LOVE within the Many-Gracious-Ways-of-Shalom: VULNERABILITY GENEROSITY HOSPITALITY DIPLOMACY HEALING WELCOMES ACCEPTANCE RESPECT TOLERANCE INCLUSIVITY NON-VIOLENCE RESISTANCE RISKS COSTS BENEFITS DISTRIBUTIVE JUSTICE PERSISTENCE TENACITY OPENNESS HONESTY HUMILITY MEEKNESS AUTHENTICITY INTEGRATIONS INTEGRITIES COHERENCE INCLUSIVITY PARADOXES MUTUALITY COOPERATION COLLABORATIONS LISTENING CONFIRMATIONS SENSITIVITY EMPATHY SYMPATHY KINDNESS CONSIDERATION RECEPTIVITY TRANSPARENCY RESPONSIBILITY RESPONSIVENESS ACCOUNTABILITY RECIPROCITY ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In tragic ways Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters are terrified by how the above realities threaten the survival of the essential aspects of their Life-Styles which are not sustainable in the Long-Term --- because those essential aspects are destructive.