- Aug 12, 2012
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Edmonton Oilers
Welcome to the Good News Thread!
The SRP Board is an inherently contentious space due to the nature of what is discussed. However, I think there's a little too much focus on animosity, arguments and disagreement when I think the reality is that most of us would agree on most things. Some may find that hard to believe, but consider: we all live in the same society (on a micro or a macro level), are subject to the same rules and laws which the vast majority adhere to, have similar (if not identical) moral frameworks and a shared love of footy. The areas we disagree on are usually the 'how' and not always the 'what' when it comes to problems and issues. Most will say "Yep, there's a problem there," but find ourselves at loggerheads about how to define or solve the problem. This is pretty normal.
But also normal is the significant number of things almost everyone can get behind, see as positive for society or appreciate. So, this thread is a space for people to share things they find that are Good News, and a place to generally engage with other posters (particularly the ones you disagree with) in a non-adversarial atmosphere i.e. to meet someone halfway and perhaps see the best in them.
SO, please share the good news you come across! It can be anything from small to large; a fluff piece you'd normally see for 30 seconds on the news, a report or study that shows some good news about the state of society, breakthrough news about a new cure for a terrible disease - whatever! This is stuff that happens all the time and we largely ignore it, but they are good for the soul and for some perspective.
Of course, some ground rules are needed. This thread is not a chance to sink the boots into the 'other side' after some bad news for them, or a place to post highly contentious material that you think is good but is clearly not supported by the overwhelming majority. Genuinely good stuff only! And we can all tell what that stuff is when we see it. After all, we are all human (despite perhaps me calling some of you mutants somewhere along the way). If you are unsure whether you are human, you can take the test below: