As Jon pointed out in wethepeople's thread, and as you've no doubt all noticed, there's been a lot of bad karma going around these forums recently. That got me to thinking: what if we in Foo were to do something to balance this karma out? What if each of us, over the next few weeks, went out of our way to do something for someone else at least once -- to do something good just for the sake of doing good? It's not just in the spirit of the holidays, although being in a new city around Christmas, and not knowing the next time I'll see my family does make me want to feel a bit of the holiday spirit. There are an awful lot of good people out there having a rough time through no fault of their own, and it seems to me that something ought to be done -- no matter how small -- to change that.
I had thought of trying to organise some sort of Foo charity drive, but I figure aside from the logistical nightmare of getting Foo to decide on a charity, it's not fair to expect everyone to be able to, or want to, give money. I had also thought of asking people to print their good deed here, but that sort of goes against the idea of "doing good for the sake of doing good".
In the end, I'm not sure why I'm posting this. I guess it's part rant, part lament, and part expression of my conviction that we can and should do more for the people around us. Anyway, I truly do wish all of you here in Foo all the best. You deserve it!