Because we can never be fully in control of the effects of what we feel, think and do --- we always take risks in deciding what to feel, think and do. Domineering people try to be fully in control and take the risk of being dishonest with themselves and each other in collusive games of mutual self deception. They pretend that they can control much which cannot possibly be controlled.
It is risky to try to appear to be what in truth we are not. When we try to control our appearances, we try to control how others perceive us and respond to us. We try to control other people like us, who resent anybody trying to control them. We risk alienation and all the disintegrative consequences of alienation.
It is risky to behave in ways which undermine other people's confidence that we can be trusted to facilitate, promote and demonstrate personal and communal integrities. Being certain that we are always absolutely right and righteous --- is a risky business.
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