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SoL Saturdays Update, Context, PTSD, Homelessness & Debt: Project Do Better

Context, Critical Thinking, Continuous Learning: Project Do Better

What we still need our children to prove, for recognition of Service Adulthood (Phase II of Project Do Better…), is not their prowess in battle or the hunt, not their virility, not their adeptness at social maneuvering, but their ability to contribute meaningfully to society by teaching another person, from level 0, how to do something that is both difficult and absolutely necessary in our society today. By requiring our pre-adults to teach some other person a needed life skill, over the course of at least a year, that pre-adult shows persistence, perseverance, discernment, and of course, the skill in question.

Thus we provide an esteem building exercise and respect building accomplishment which we then reward with full adult status, whatever the age of the pre-adult in question. This obviously assumes that the person has had opportunity to prove his or her good judgement in other ways as well…

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Creating tools to build a kinder world. Learning to collaborate with empathy in community. Project Do Better. Shira Destinie Jones is the author of Stayed on Freedom's Call, and founder of the Do Better project.

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