The Mutual Aid Attitude for Self-Development and Health

Important: This show does not provide professional advice of any sort. You should consult with a qualified professional regarding your personal circumstances before deciding on any course of action.

This trending idea isn’t just for social welfare. Treating the ideas of everyone involved as equal instead of having a power dynamic between recipients and givers of help can create unexpected breakthroughs in your motivation, discipline, health, fitness, and performance. Mutual aid is solidarity, not charity. It is done with both sides together as equals, no power imbalance. Both sides contribute something unique and equally valuable. There is a power imbalance in professional help situations and the professionals often domineer (Dr. Phil for example), which creates less than ideal outcomes for those dealing with oppression or other unique circumstances. The “objective, common sense” ideas imposed by powerful gurus often make no sense in the objective circumstances of those who don’t have privilege. Further, help for personal development can be expensive and less available to people like you and I. Working with others in similar situations allows you to both provide something valuable to each other, with neither party being able to have power over the other.

 

 

 

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