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More Compassionate Advice

I've noticed in a couple of AskMes that the answers/advice being given can really be harsh sometimes. Especially when the person asking has maybe not been their best selves. Reading through a thread can seem like a pile on. I'm wondering if this is truly helpful. [more inside]
posted by brookeb on Sep 25, 2023 - 62 comments

How to help people with computers post

A few years ago I came across a comment in this site which talked about how to teach people how to solve their computer issues compassionately. [more inside]
posted by eleanna on Jul 6, 2020 - 6 comments

Help me find a thread about compassion fatigue and evolution.

I *swear* I found a discussion thread here a few years back about feeling overwhelmed by all the problems and natural disasters of the world and not being able to do more to help. Someone posted that there was research (or at least a theory) that our brains haven't evolved beyond "knowing" a set number of people - our local families and community members (essentially, people we'd met in person a few hundred years ago) vs. now being connected to people all over the world via the Internet (and extended news coverage of tragedies, etc.). Does this ring a bell for anyone?
posted by Twicketface on Jul 13, 2014 - 9 comments

Maybe bullying isn't the solution to bullying.

The Hunting of the Snark: Do we really need to be a community that bullies the bullies? [more inside]
posted by sonika on Jul 11, 2011 - 156 comments

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