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breaking a toxic ancestral [wounds + unawareness]
cycle that stresses us all
directly or indirectly. I propose this cycle after studying personal and
family problems professionally since 1981. During that time, I have never
found any any other version of the multi-level cycle portrayed here - nor
any research that confirms the whole cycle. I have found
many research studies that confirm parts
of the cycle.
If we don't break this lethal cycle, I fear it will expand to tip the factors
described by Jared Diamond in his well-researched book "Collapse"
toward destruction of our society and environment.
This progres-sive cycle CAN be broken. See options following the table below.
unawareness and denial of this [wounds + unawareness]
2) public tolerance for unqualified
child-conceptions and inadequate parenting +
3) no public or professional education
on this cycle or its effects +
4) no federal or state
legislation to correct these primary problems +
5) U.S. media glorifying death, violence, sex,
and immediate gratification...
... so cycle repeats and spreads down our generations
suspect this cycle applies to every other society on the planet. What do
This diagram proposes a complex multi-decade social dynamic that average
people and many human-service professionals cannot see or will deny.
means that they will continue to try solving surface "problems" (red
columns above) without affecting the primary problems causing them.
''Dig down'' skill in Lesson 2 provides a way that anyone can uncover at
least their secondary problems.
Options for breaking this cycle include enforceable federal and state
laws requiring that...
funding be provided to test and verify or disprove this
proposed toxic cycle;
all high school, college, and military text books and
curricula must explain the cycle objectively, and school and teaching
certification must require demonstrated staff knowledge of it,
human-service licensing must include testing for
comprehension of the cycle and its impacts on people and families;
immigrants must demonstrate comprehension of the cycle
and its effects before citizenship is granted;
marriage licensing must include mandatory education on
the cycle and screening for psychologi-cal wounds
public and private health clinics must include programs
to help participants understand, assess for, and reduce psychological
wounds - specially if they're parents
jail inmates must receive mandatory education on the
cycle and its effects, and optional counsel-ing toward reducing
doctors and clergy must inform pregnant couples of this
toxic cycle and what it can mean to them and any descendents;
the media must be encouraged or required to weave
knowledge of this cycle into their program-ming, including public
welfare programs must inform their clients of the cycle
and its effects and provide optional screening for psychological wounds.
Laws like these will not happen unless legislators (a) understand and accept
the cycle and its effects, or (b) federal and state governments are required
by the voters to enact such laws. Because of epidemic wounds + denial +
unawareness, the latter us unlikely.
Lesson 8 in this nonprofit website offers rationale and options for alerting
other people to this cycle, and its effects on them and their families.