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  • Return to Civility: A Speed of Laughter Project
    Return to Civility: A Speed of Laughter Project
    by John Sweeney, The Brave New Workshop
Sunday
Jan012012

Re-posted: How Would You Make the World More Civil?

In 2008, John Sweeney and the employees of the Brave New Workshop theatre wrote Return to Civility: A Speed of Laughter Project out of a desire to positively impact as many people as we mildly offend with our social and political satire. Whether in all seriousness or in laughter, we hope you will join us in helping to increase the civility of our world.

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Reader Comments (29)

When you are at a meeting and you can tell that some people are upset about the topics raised, be the mediator and try to communicate the opinions of both sides.... sometimes people just need to have a buffer and know that they are being heard, and sometimes just hearing the same thing from another mouth can help someone understand what is going on.
Vince

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

Give a gift certificate from a fast food restaurant instead of cash to the homeless.


Carry gift certificates in your wallet from a fast food restaurant that is nearby and when approached for money by a homeless person give the gift certificate instead of cash. A large percentage of the homeless population have drug or alchohol addictions. Your spare change may enable more then help. A gift certificate from McDonalds lets the beneficiary buy a meal, get out of the weather, use the bathroom and just sit for a few minutes away from the dirt and noise of the streets.
Bob

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

Be the peace-giver.

If someone is upset with you or others, do NOT match their intensity. Let them speak and be heard and then get to the solution in a peaceful tone. This works! (especially with children)
Sean

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

Move your car during a snow emergency--- if you are lucky enough not to get it towed, you will leave a mess for the rest of winter
Dave

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

Thank those close to you for help and support! Sometimes it is those closest to us that we take for granted the most. Or maybe save up all the thank you's for one great big surprise thank you!
Stephanie

January 16, 2009 | Registered CommenterCivil Thoughts

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