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Awareness of “shame culture” in tech

I recently came across this tweet:

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People reach out via DM to @compassioncode with all kinds of coding questions because they can trust they won’t be mocked or shamed like they will in many other communities.

which then prompted the following response

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this mocking/shaming is so damaging… kills curiosity, creativity, engagement and ultimately happiness https://t.co/yByXijVzrS

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This is something I feel really strongly about.

Mocking/shaming is damaging to the the curiosity, creativity, engagement, and happiness of an individual Click To Tweet

This attitude/culture of making people feel bad for asking questions or not being in the know is pervasive throughout education and the workplace, and needs to be addressed and fixed.

Mocking/shaming is damaging to the the curiosity, creativity, engagement, growth and ultimately the happiness of an individual.

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I want to write about this more in the future, but in the meantime I created a response video:


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