You made it through! Thank you!
I know this is not an easy read and the ideas are – as some have critiqued it – idiosyncratic or simply “too much”, but it really means a lot to me that you were willing to consider it in full. I truly believe that this can be used to make a beautiful world for everyone as long as we (our legacies) can get out of our (the community’s) own way. Even if you don’t believe it, even if you have critiques or doubts (which I would love for the community to discuss); I hope legacy analysis, relative normality, and radical civility have provided you with enough of a foundation so it can be used if needed.
Also, if you believe this, please don’t let this be the conclusion. Many people are much more brilliant than I am and I have no doubt they can improve on mapping civility interactions, expand on ways to strengthen radical civility, and create more influential presentations than I have here.
Just as a reminder: every action, every decision, every choice is a vote to make reality what you want it to be. Please help promote each other.
Thank you again, and as much as I take any and all responsibility for the flaws of this thesis there are some people I would like to thank for helping it be more readable and coherent. While they may not have agreed with me, they have my deepest gratitude for taking the time to help me get out of my own head. (And yes… it was worse before they provided feedback.)
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