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This is Previous-Essay <== This-Essay ==> Following-Essay Click HERE on this line to find essays via Your-Key-Words. {Most frequent wordstarts of each essay will be put here.} ========================================================== %LEADER INTEGRATIVE PARADIGM SEEK RESPECT EXCLUSIVE+941219 %OBJECTIVE ANALYTIC SCIENTIFIC COMPUTE PUBLICATION+941219 %DETACH ADDICTIVE MANIPULATION UNDERSTAND CONTROL+941229 %CONFLICT RESOLUTION DISINTEGRATIVE IDEALS VALUES+941219 %RELIGION THEOLOGY SCRIPTURE DOCTRINE GOD DEVIL 941219 People who are seeking to gain respectability and acceptance within a community dedicated to an exclusive paradigm---cannot at the same time act honestly as leaders in efforts to transcend the exclusivity of the exclusive community. To gain respectability within an exclusive community one must affirm the ideals and values which define the grounds for exclusivity within the community. Exclusive people will not respect creative people who honestly affirm the importance of transcending the exclusive ideals and values which define the nature of the exclusive community. People who are seeking to gain respectability and acceptance within a well defined profession---must spend the vast majority of their time and energy working within the paradigm which defines the profession---working in ways which affirm the ideals and values which are taken for granted and never doubted within the profession. That leaves virtually no time to work on transcending the limitations of the paradigm; e.g., honestly describing and calling into question the exclusive ideals and values which cause the leaders within the profession to filter out of their perceptions the experiential data which shows that the profession is not as competent, powerful or transcendent as it's leaders have come to think. Often creative leaders who are seeking to transcend the limitations of a profession must detach from the profession in order to become free to transcend the limiting ideals and values which define the profession. Sometimes professions come to be dominated by collusive addictions which entail preoccupations with technologies of manipulative understanding, prediction and control---and with technical solutions, fixes and salvation. It is not easy to sort out the real truths which the profession embodies, from the collusive games of mutual self deception which double-bind the creative leaders who seek to transcend the exclusivity which inhibits healthy growth. Not all claims merit respect. Filters of some kind need to be used to sort out claims which merit respect, from those claims which do not merit respect. Some kinds of filters must be used to do preliminary sorting. What kinds of filters merit respect? Filters which promote collusive dishonesty, alienation, addictions, exclusivity, depersonalization, conflict and violence do not merit respect. Such filters promote the decay of both personal and communal integrity---without which all other ideals and values are utterly futile. (c) 2005 by Paul A. Smith in (On Being Yourself, Whole and Healthy) ==========================================================