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Mandatory 6 months of paid public service focusing on compassion and care for others

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Darko Savic
Darko Savic Feb 09, 2022
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Make people employable only after completing 6-months of paid public service where the focus is on compassion and care for others.
  • Develop compassion in people.
  • Give new caregivers an appreciation for their life circumstances (being able to care for themselves).
  • Detect sociopathy/psychopathy and mentor such individuals professionally so they develop into less harmful adults.
  • Develop good work habits in people who've never had a job before.
How it works
Young adults who are about to get their first job should first undergo a 6-months compassion training. Without it, no employer would be allowed to employ the person.
Before entering the workforce, everyone works for 6 months at a place where they get to help other beings. For example:
  • Animal shelters
  • Homeless shelters
  • Elderly homes
  • People with special needs
  • What are some other suitable places?
Their wages are paid from the national budget.
Everyone gets a mentor who:
  1. Gradually eases them into the job to match each person's comfort levels.
  2. Shows them the beauty of helping others.
  3. Places them around care recipients (people/animals) with nice personalities first, to make the job more pleasant for a novice caregiver.
  4. Helps them develop good work habits for later in life.
  5. Monitors for signs of sociopathy/psychopathy. If found, such people get transfered to different jobs where more suitable mentors work on minimizing the likelyhood that they turn out to be dangerous/parasitic to society later in life.
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Attach Unemployed Young Adults to Social Workers

Oguntola Tobi
Oguntola Tobi Feb 09, 2022
I love love love this idea, because I believe the best way to develop compassion and empathy is to see what it's like for people who don't have the privileges you have.
Continuing from where you stopped, I think an easy way to implement this is to attach each person to a social worker. Basically, it will be a mandatory internship in the social services department. You get to witness the different problems people face, interact with them, learn how to help them, and actually participate in ameliorating their conditions.
Also, I assume social services has different sections aimed at ameliorating different social issues. If my assumption is correct, "interns" should be rotated through the different departments to give them a rounded experience of the different problems that abound in human society.
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Compassion service to reduce jail time

Michaela D
Michaela D Feb 10, 2022
Something similar to social service but focusing on compassion and care as you described. Inmates that committed small crimes would have the opportunity to reduce their jail time by helping others.
People who have committed crimes very often did not grow up receiving compassion and care, and therefore are those who need it the most.
By having these people doing compassion work you make them better humans and they will be less likely to commit crimes again. They would feel that they offer something in society and others need them. It is a lesson you don't easily learn in jail.
How it works
Based on the psychometric and criminal profile of the inmate, they would match to an appropriate place. You wouldn't appoint a drug addict to a facility where they would have access to drugs, like a recovery facility or a homeless center. Also, not every person would be eligible in the first place. Dangerous murderers for example would not be suitable for such a service. But people having committed smaller crimes, yes.
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Spook Louw
Spook Louw2 years ago
I agree that this idea would be perfect, I just don't think it's feasible as most governments are already struggling to make ends meet with their national budgets. There's no use in discussing the politics attached to the management of those budgets here, but the fact remains that for this idea to be done we would need to rely on government funding, in places like South Africa with an unemployment rate of nearly 40% and a youth unemployment rate of nearly 70% , any jobs would be welcome, but if the government were able to run a program like this, they would have done it.


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