Posted by alexandra_k on May 29, 2005, at 20:06:17
In reply to Re: publicly viewable, posted by Dr. Bob on May 28, 2005, at 11:37:39
> > It isn't about feelings of envy. It's about feelings of exclusion. Those are two different things entirely.
So one way to see it is to focus on those who will feel excluded if there are small boards.
But another way to see it is to focus on those who do feel excluded currently on the main boards.
Most people who are against small boards already feel included on the main Babble boards. They are worried about feeling excluded from the small Babble boards.
But what about the people who don't feel included on the main Babble boards? They may feel included on the small Babble boards.
So by creating small boards more people may get that feeling of inclusion...
So envy is: "painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage"...
Where the "same advantage" could be feelings of inclusion.
And resentment is: "a feeling of indignant displeasure or persistent ill will at something regarded as a wrong, insult, or injury"...
Which is how people seem to view small boards...
>at other times reframing could be reasonable, couldn't it?
> How would you feel if you were told instead they were enjoying the opportunity to connect with each other?
I think it is a good idea to have more places for people to feel included...
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