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    • bartadamley
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      6 days ago

      So many useful sources and a really wonderful way of piecing together the concepts of forming a small group.

      Together, we are so much better!

      Curious about the ideal group size?

      Around a dozen members is the sweet spot of social motivation: small enough to know everyone, yet large enough that the group won’t collapse if one or two members’ enthusiasm wanes; small enough that you are not daunted by competing with the whole world, yet large enough that you still need to be on your toes to keep up.

      The assistance members can give one another isn’t purely motivational, however. In-person communication is high-bandwidth and offers feedback that is difficult to replicate elsewhere. An ongoing relationship provides more effective advice, allowing the use of shorthand for concepts and a two-way conversation that autodidactic education lacks.

      Having a space to discuss latest ideas, research you have come across, highlighting tips for inquiry... can be such a useful thing for all of us.

      Someday, down the line... there will be a connector app of some sort that will successfully allocate each and everyone of us to a group.. giving us the opportunity to discuss our passions. sharing novel ideas about our interests and so on... sparking the curiosity of others.

      As I said at the top... together we are so much better.