Course Keys **** We cannot Graciously Mitigate our Alienative Conflicts --- within which we have become trapped --- without engaging in Open-and-Honest-Dialogues about how we feel about our own: conflicts, un-met- needs, hopes, wishes, wants, fears, anxieties, desires, rights, duties, responsibilities, and other related realities. Within such Open-and-Honest-Dialogues we need to work Cooperatively/Collaboratively to clarify-the natures of our various: 1. Objective-Realities and of our Descriptions of our Objective-Realities, 2. Reflexive-Realities and of our Descriptions of our Reflexive-Realities, 3. Needs, Wants, Desires and Luxuries, 4. Hopes, Expectations, Predictions, Possibilities; 5. Impossibilities and Miracles, 6. Ideals, Values, Principles, Virtues, Vices; 7. Prejudices, Biases, Confusions, Ignorance, Collusive-Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception; 8. Kinds of Vulnerability, Safety, Security, Invulnerability; 9. Risks, Dangers, Environments, Revolutions, Transitions, Sanctuaries, Fortresses; 10. Instabilities, Habits, Ruts, Traps, Collusions, Conspiracies, Catastrophes and Tragedies. We often are unclear about what our True-Most-Basic-Needs TRULY-ARE: Our True-Most-Basic-Needs TRULY-ARE: The Most-Essential foundations which we can Affirm; and Upon-Which we can Build-and-Demonstrate our Authentic --- PERSONAL: Integrities, Integrative-Processes, Responsibilities and Duties --- WITHIN Communities that are Affirming and Demonstrating their --- COMMUNAL: Integrities, Integrative-Processes, Responsibilities and Duties. We need to be engaged in Open-and-Honest-Dialogues about what we feel that we need --- without assuming/believing that our feelings are reliable-guides to fulfilling our most basic needs --- or even reliable-guides to knowing what our True-Most-Basic-Needs TRULY-ARE. For the essay following this essay go to b0908182.htm For helpful-related insights goto about Non-Violent-Communication For helpful-insights into feelings an NVC inventory of feelings. For helpful-insights into needs an NVC inventory of needs.