Connection

That warm and welcomed feeling: connection. When you finally feel understood by another soul in this world. We all desire a sense of connection and community. Unfortunately, not all we come in contact with are worth making (or keeping) a connection.

It’s not to devalue another or their personal interests, it’s in our nature to migrate toward like minds. When we do not think similarly it’s a cause for conflicting encounters and some of us will sooner walk away than to argue. In the same way we migrate to like minds we tend to distance from mentalities we disagree with too.

In a world of quarantines and social media, finding people to connect with has changed drastically. When we were once limited to those within close proximity for companionship, we can now connect with people in other parts of the world at all hours of the day or night. Many make the argument of anti-social media because everyone is so absorbed in posting and shares that they miss out on what’s in front of them. I believe if there were more quality connections online it could be more valuable.

So much of online socializing has become toxic, people jump to negative assumptions and verbal assaults in the veil of being ‘anonymous’ so thoughts don’t need filtering. I’ve been developing a community discord server that’s aiming to be more alkaline. We have rules and staff members in place to help keep the community safe. Our aim is to acknowledge the human struggle and practice patience or boundary building within the community.

This concept goes against what’s popular online (dating or toxic servers) and dares to stand alone as an adult space (18+) with a core focus on personal well-being and betterment. There are various categories that Members may view or hide with custom role options. Further details are provided throughout the server and an overview is shared on the site below.

Socializing online as a “shy nerd” since 1998 has exposed me to an array of users and resources online. Being a ‘sensitive soul’ in a toxic world is legitimately exhausting. This community server is my own escape space from the normalized toxicity online. Our staff team has necessary privileges to support the servers ethos “Keep it a goodvybe” For months I’ve developed on the servers layout to give a communal sense and make use of a few developed bots for additional perks. I’m now focusing on inviting like minds to grow the community.

If you identify with the neurodivergent community, would appreciate an adult space with a focus on support and betterment, I’d like to invite you to check out my discord server! Where shame, blame and devaluation are discouraged while compassion and personal growth are encouraged. The server is designated mature (18+) and minors are promptly removed. Multiple categories allow Members to decide what sort of content they’d like to see from the server using selections in the #about-you channel after joining. You’re invited!

Published by Ms Salley

www.salleysmile.com

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