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.
98 RISK 63 TRUST 32 SIN 31 LOVE 26 SELF 26 CONTROL 25 EVIL 23 SECURITY 23 RISKS 21 VULNERABLE 21 PERSONAL 20 INTEGRITY 19 INTIMACY 19 HONEST 17 GOD 16 DOMINATION 15 COMMUNAL 14 VIOLENCE 14 CONFLICT 13 VULNERABILITY 13 SYSTEM 13 SEX 13 OPEN 13 INTIMATE 13 FEAR 13 ALIENATION 12 OTHER 11 SEXUALITY 11 HEALTHY 11 GOOD 10 DIALOGUE 9 SEXUAL 9 RESPECT 9 RELATION 9 HONESTY 9 DISEASE 8 REFLEXIVE 8 POWER 8 DEVIL 8 DEFENSE 8 DANGER 8 COERCION 8 ADDICTION 7 TRUE 7 SECURE 7 SAFE 7 RESOLUTION 7 RELATIONSHIPS 7 PRUDENT 7 LOVERS 7 FREEDOM
Each word tabulated above follows the number of times the word appeared PAIRED-WITH the character string RISK within TITLES of essays of the ESSAYZ System in July of 2003. Such words point to considerations which are comp- lementary to RISK in healthy lives.
Highlighted-words corresponding to brief-essays you HAVE read here, are highlighted differently, than are the high- lighted-words of brief-essays you HAVE-NOT read here. The difference may help you see which complementary brief-essays you may wish to read next in this hyper-linked set of texts.
Tabulated words which are NOT-highlighted above, are NOT- addressed in any brief-essay of this system of hyper-linked texts. To read other complementary essays which DO address NON-highlighted words above; download the ESSAYZ System from www.essayz.com; install it, run it, and use the SEEWORDS command of the Main Menu with a search string suggested by: chosen-word & RISK. Include the & in the search string. Contextual helps are offered in the ESSAYZ System.
Write to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate other keywords for which to write brief essays to add to this set of hyper-linked texts.