KEYS **** People have many concerns, fears, anxieties, wants, etc. - - - some of which are distractions from more important and/or fundamental concerns. What are some of the most basic appropriate foci for authentic concerns - - - which are not merely distractions; and truly need to be the focus of well informed and carefully considered attention? Alienations Misunderstandings Antagonism Hostility Contempt Estrangement Hate Disdain Enmity Contentiousness Revenge Belligerence Exclusivity Arrogance Grudges Self-Righteousness Genocides Wars The above are threats to the SUSTAINABILITY of Civilization because each of them Undermine-Block-Prevent-Destroy ESSENTIAL: Communications Collaborations Cooperation Coordination Dialogues Honesty Reconciliation Intimacies Hospitality Generosity Mutuality Balance The above reflexive-realities point to grounds for being focused upon Mitigating Our-Own Alienative-Conflicts and their associated-realities. In the absence of such Mitigations - - - human integrities and integration-processes falter; and fail to sustain the essential-foundations of civility and civilization. We need to identify for ourselves what are the essential-foundations of civility and civilization. What consensuses are essential to the SUSTAINABILITY of every enduring civilization and pattern of civility? Can we openly and honestly give authentic affirmations and demonstrations of what those essential-foundations really are? Of we cannot - - - how long can we expect to survive? What can we ourselves and our friends do about the dilemmas suggested above. How can we cooperate and collaborate to Mitigate-Our-Own-Alienative-Conflicts and Patterns-of-Alienation? If we are in a civilization which is dominated by People-Focused upon "WINNING", "SECURITY=INVULNERABILITY", "DEFENSES", "CONCENTRATING-POWERS-AND-WEALTH", "GETTING-AHEAD", "GETTING-ON-TOP", "HIERARCHIES", etc. - - - we are likely to be so exclusively focused upon these foci-of-attention - - - that we become so alienated from each other as members of The-Crew of God's Astronomically-Tiny-and-Isolated Space-Ship-Earth - - - that we are unable to: Communicate Be-Honest Be-In-Dialogue Listen-&-Confirm Be-Hospitable Be-Generous Be-Reconciled Cooperate Collaborate Be-Creative Be-Sympathetic Be-Empathetic Be-Intimate Enjoy-Shalom Enjoy-Peace Be-in-LOVE Be-Known Enjoy-Relaxation Know-Others Be-Creative Be-Tolerant If we are unable to engage in the above essential aspects of a SUSTAINABLE Civilization, our civilization fails!