Not all the advice is bad on that blog or website or whatever that is. The advice in this post/article is really not bad.
Most of what is mentioned in this article has to do with group communication theory.
It made me think of all those hobbyists. Because what they do is so specialized they get really snobby about what they do. They might not even have a pond their community might be so small they might have dare I say it; a puddle. Especially when one of them dies because there are so many elderly people who enjoy this. They deal with all the problems mentioned in the article. Let’s just say when a scandal rocks them it rocks them hard.
And there were ads for one of the education programs. I know I should stop torturing myself by looking at/reading those ads when I don’t have the money to go. Anyway one of the slogans said something about when you go there you feel like you belong. It made me think of the Coo Coo Cola song. All they need to do is offer soda baptisms. And other slogans they use like not to feel crazy or alone. When you think about it some of these slogans sound kind of cult-ish.
But its not only about the hobbyists. I had a friend in high school. She would always lament to me about how she was a cheerleader and generally popular. She really had a hard time transitioning into high school from her old elementary school (it went up to 8th grade). She took me by her old stomping ground she told me about how the year before she was in a Titanic knockoff play and the school was producing one the next year. I forget, but it had a funny name. In junior high I was focused on other things. I was more interested in writing my novel, listening to weird music, and wearing controversial jelly shoes. High school wasn’t that hard to transition for me popularity wise. I went from anonymous loser to still an anonymous loser. I felt the hardest transition was all the academic rule changing and teachers from other subjects chewing me out for getting bad grades in subjects they did not teach. High school ended up leaving me unmotivated.
Some of these things are mentioned in a blog I was working on about people who say high school should be the best years of your life. Another one of my friends used to say that his mom told him that. And he believed her. He was a socially awkward gamer. Maybe she had a great high school experience.