One of the Metro City Boys, Oliver Campbell, decided to do something eucivic and practical. This is "Oliver Explains It All", a new video series about the man imparting his wisdom to a people that could use it. Follow the man on Twitter and Twitch, and catch the show on Sundays on YouTube.
Oliver Explains It All #1: Learn How To Shut Up pic.twitter.com/TjdKdw4rmk— Oliver Campbell (@oliverbcampbell) July 31, 2019
You don't need to do a big production number to make things better. You can have a profound influence merely by being present in the life of another. We know this to be true; we wouldn't be cracking jokes about parental abandonment, emotional unavailability, and intimacy issues if it weren't true- and neither would we praise people for having well-mannered children.
Remember what "OODA" stands for: Orient, Observe, Decide, Act. That's two steps of not-yapping to, at most, one step of running your mouth. Col. Boyd coined this term because he figured out how people think in general, not just in combat, and in everyday life this translates into bring present. Watch that video again; see how it squares with what Oliver's talking about. Mastering this is a key element to making life--yours and others--better. That is practical eucivics.