KEYS **** When we choose among alternative-possibilities to affirm some, but not others - - - we will do well to affirm alternatives that - - - 1. Are possible-to-fulfill without violating any thoroughly reliable objective-descriptive-laws-of-physics - - - e.g., not try to build any machine that is a Perpetual-Motion-Machine or which generates more ENERGY-output-per-day than the amount of ENERGY put into the machine per-day. The "Descriptive-Law-of- Conservation-of-ENERGY" describes the fact that no such "machine" has been built and much research has been carried out based upon the Descriptive-Law which says that when-tracked-with-utmost-care; ENERGY changes form; but does not appear without having come from some other place, and does not dis-appear without going to some other place or into some other form of ENERGY. There are a few dozen forms of ENERGY that physicists and engineers have carefully tracked-and-measured. The surprises have been much researched and talked about! 2. Are SUSTAINABLE-IN-THE-LONG-TERM based in Space-Ship-Earth - - - using no more coveted material resources than are already within Space-Ship-Earth - - - except for small-samples that astronauts have brought and may bring back from the moon; and maybe from Mars in the future. The ENERGY-costs to transport much material into Space-Ship-Earth from far away - - - is astoundingly large! 3. Will Reliably-Mitigate Our-Own Alienative-Conflicts - - - rather than Reliably-Augment-Alienative-Conflicts Between/Among people and their: Ideals, Values, Principles, Virtues and Grounds-For-Hope. 4. Are to be fulfilled in cooperative, gracious and integrative ways - - - with other people who also choose to affirm the possible alternatives in Shalom's Ways that are Long-Term-Sustainable. 5. Are alternatives compatible with Our-Mitigating Our-Own Alienative-Conflicts and Augmenting the Sustainability of our Civility and Civilization within God' Astronomically-Tiny-and-Isolated Space-Ship-Earth. 6. Will not push us into Alienative-Imbalances generated by Mutually-Incompatible and/or Excessive Goals - - - at the expense of Denigrating other Complementary: Ideals, Values, Principles, Virtues, Grounds-for-Hope, etc. that will undermine Essential-Foundations for: Civility, Civilization and Human Mutual-Sustainability in Earth. 7. Will augment our abilities to engage in more Open-and-Honest-Dialogues about all of the potentially devastating threats to the Sustainability-of-Civility-and-Civilization - - - as pointed to in these essays at www.essayz.com and elsewhere. If we are thoughtless and/or imprudent catastrophes are inevitable In-the-Long-Term! 8. Will lead us into taking Prudent-Risks that are Truly-Essential to Civility and the Sustainability of our human Civilization - - - even if at Great-Costs to some True-Lovers who are willing to take such Prudent-Risks. Prudent Non-Violent-Resistance which is Truly-Essential to SUSTAINING Civility and Civilization has not been Cost-Free in the past! Prudent Non-Violent-Resistance will not be Cost-Free in the future! Too often in the past, very few people have engaged in open-and-honest-dialogues regarding the Global-Net-Costs of the Following-Realities which Domineering-Bullies and Mobbing-Mobsters have PERSISTENTLY-AFFIRMED and led US to TRUST. Greed Egocentrism Hoarding Getting More To-Consume Waste Garbage Exponential -> Growth -> Unlimited -> Eternally Alienation Arrogance Pretensions Dishonesty Conflicts Polarizations Dichotomies Violence Coercion Demands Commands Shunnings Excommunications Rejections Punishments Prisons Exclusivity Superiority Genocides Evil Personal -> Relationships Addictions Codependents Military Industrial Congressional Complexes Terrors Wars Terrorists Redemptive Collusive Games Mutual Self Deception Killing Creativity Intimacies True Lovers Shalom Sanctuaries Take-Prudent-Essential-Personal-Risks to Sustain Shalom and Sanctuaries Transcend and Let-Go-Of Domineering-Bullies-Life-Styles' and of their Supportive: Ideals Values Principles Virtues Goals and Grounds-for-Long-Term-Hope. People who WIN Collusive Games-of-Mutual-Self-Deception Become-Out-of-touch <=> INSANE.