Do Better: 3rd draft comment hanger, Chapters 7, and 8

     For those interested in helping to begin this project, I have finally finished the third draft of Do Better, formerly known as Baby Acres, or Baby Floors, and am out of spoons.  So, I am requesting volunteers to help with the work of providing feedback for this book, and preparing to send it out into the world, as yours, Intrepid Volunteers.

    I’m still posting the rough draft sections on Wednesdays as a reminder and rallying point, until someone offers to build a site or portal for the set of communities to be built around this project.  I offer Do Better as a starting point for guidelines over the next 70 years, with the understanding that the project must be shaped by those who come after me.  Thus Do Better, while written by my hand, must be released into other hands to continue the journey.  I prepare to do that now.

     Here is the Table of Contents from the Chapters 7 and 8:

Chapter Seven: Getting There from The Start     ……………………………………….128
Chapter 7 Introduction: How Phase I Paves the Way………………………………………….128
Early Years of Phase I: A Practical Start……………………………………………………………131
Public Health………………………………………………………………………………………131

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Public Transit……………………………………………………………………………………..136
Public Libraries…………………………………………………………………………………..141
Public Financial Knowledge Infrastructure…………………………………………….146
Later years of Phase I: Practical Points……………………………………………………………..151
Public Health………………………………………………………………………………………151
Public Transit……………………………………………………………………………………..155
Public Libraries…………………………………………………………………………………..160
Public Financial Knowledge Infrastructure…………………………………………….164
Chapter Eight: The Adulthood Service Challenge (Phase II)………………………………………….169
Chapter 8 Introduction: Phase II -Conceiving Cultural Change……………………………169
Creating Phase II: The Early Years…………………………………………………………………..172
Prerequisites……………………………………………………………………………………….172
Declaration of Intention to Undergo The Challenge…………………………………177
Why Take The Challenge, Especially During the Earliest Years………………..182
The Ritual During the Early Years…………………………………………………………187
Recognition
…………………………………………………………………………………..192
Creating Phase II: The Later Years…………………………………………………………………..197
Prerequisites……………………………………………………………………………………….197
Declaration of Intent to Undergo The Challenge……………………………………..201
Why Take The Challenge, in the Later Years of Phase II………………………….205
The Ritual…………………………………………………………………………………………..209
Recognition………………………………………………………………………………………..213

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Action Prompts:

1.) Let me know in the comments, here, please, if  you’d be interested in reading and commenting on the 3rd draft (in pdf format) copy of Do Better?

2.) Share your thoughts on how continuing empathy-building cooperation might help, or hinder, inclusive thinking.

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses those thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind? 

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking at least for CCOVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

           by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

                                           help build a kinder future, and Do Better: … a Better World

( 5 month GED lesson 21 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning

      and historical fiction stories can inspire courage, like Anna Marie Weems did…

In Service,

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

Shira

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

Shira Destinie Jones’ work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

90 thoughts on “Do Better: 3rd draft comment hanger, Chapters 7, and 8

  1. Start of chapter 8 editing and for the phrase adulthood service challenge right of passage, is the right of passage part really necessary? Although the phrase right of passage definitely connects with older work from 2001 that found a lot of interest, it may now be time to get rid of that redundancy since the adulthood service challenge is, effectively, the right of passage, no?

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