Bright Ideas and True Confessions: How and What to Do and Why

An Encouraging Word
Ælflæd of Duckford

Draw people out. Mix and match people. If someone always teaches heraldry, ask her to teach costuming next time. If someone always gets stuck marshaling, find some different marshals and ask him to lead the troops. If you're not in a position to direct people's teaching and fighting, how about drawing people out in asking for help? If there's a chess master in your barony who has already taught two dozen people chess and you're his next most likely student, what if you were to go to him and say "What would you do in the Society if chess were not your first love?" or at least "What other games do you like?" Ask the best Florentine fighter to show you what he knows about shields.

In the process of creating a well-rounded person of yourself, you might help others be more whole. Good feelings among people create more good feelings.

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