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From <-> DefendEachOther
FosterEachOther reformulates the Google:GoldenRule of Ethics applied to building Online- Communities as:
Help each other to help, building:
in the case of grown ups but hopefully also more and more children
- advance, assist, encourage, promote, further, stimulate, forward, cultivate, nurture, strengthen, enrich, help, aid, abet, contribute to, support, back, be a patron of, encourage, instead of neglecting, suppressing, defecting each other
- speed up, accelerate, step up, quicken, precipitate, dispatch, advance, facilitate, ease, make easier, push through, boost, spur on, help along, catalyze, fast-track instead of delaying.
in the case of involved children it is not enough for grown ups to
- bring up, rear, raise, care for, take care of, look after, nurture, provide for, mother, parent, "educate" them. Additionally let's recognize and amplify the hidden symmetry of the Golden Rule, how children help to develop mutually our best qualities as partners just from the beginning.
When we FosterEachOther, ReciprocalImprovement is one of the effects.
FridemarPache: Note the recursivness of "Help each other to help".
So how can we help us to make us more helpful to each other...?
DavidCary: Excellent question.
It reminds me of a similar question: "[how can we optimize the experience of working together?]".
Recently I've heard about 3 methods of helping us to make us more helpful to each other that I haven't seen before:
[Coworking], [SudburySchoolForAdults], and [high availability wiki].
NathanielThurston: Some things that can help:
- express wishes. If we know what others want, there's a chance that someone else might know an easy way to help out.
- grant wishes. Even if you don't know why someone else wants something or think it's silly, it's worth assisting.
- make small contributions. What seems small to you may seem large to the recipient.
- give feedback. If for some reason you feel uncomfortable granting a wish, give feedback as to why. It's nicer than saying nothing, as it gives the wisher room to modify the wish.