Babel Optimism. Brainstorming for language barrier inclusion

What is the easiest first step we can take to

a. Identify folks with common values
b. Inspire them to take action?

Can we schedule a stage event for this in the discord and perhaps run a jokerace to prioritise outputs?

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As a first step How about suggesting the Discord babel channel on the “other languages” part? I think there are many people landing on discord and never showing up on discourse (which is perfect to work with your a and b suggestions)

a. Identify folks with common values
As you said: cross-cultural communication is difficult. I am familiar with the work of Martin Seligman (one of the most prestigious psychologists alive) and Christopher Peterson (IMHO he was leading this research and his premature passing was a misfortune for humanity). They presented a measure of humanist ideals/values/virtues no matter the culture or time:
I quote from Wikipedia :

The organization of the six virtues and 24 strengths is as follows:
Wisdom and Knowledge: creativity, curiosity, open-mindedness, love of learning, perspective
Courage: bravery, persistence, integrity, zest
Humanity: love, kindness, social intelligence
Justice: teamwork, fairness, leadership
Temperance: forgiveness and mercy, humility, prudence, self control
Transcendence: appreciation of beauty and excellence, gratitude, hope, humor, spirituality

I took the test a few years ago, is it free and available in many languages:

You just need to take into account the top 5 and then work and explore the “superhuman powers” you have and maybe you didn’t know. There is research about how acting and using those values make you happier and helps to sort the difficulties.

b. Inspire them to take action?

The point is: inviting people to do the test can be a nice exercise to explore multicultural values and brainstorm how to put them in service of helping yourself and others.

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@hait @John1989 @goluis @Tervelix @mattlight are you on the discord official channel? If you are maybe you can support the suggestion I just made for point 1 (to add a babel channel) and spread the word between your language communities.

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Really interesting idea. I am French and relatively new in such things. Could help a lot my understanding with such a channel!

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I absolutely support this idea. Being more understandable and fluent all the time will contribute to the growth of Optimism.

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Thank you for pointing me to this research, seems very interesting.

Is there a governance process for this or?

Once this is established, we can drop a lettuce and schedule the first session based on some of the principles we’ve identified in this thread?


I don’t think so. Some admin would decide I think. In the meantime, we can keep brainstorming and keep going. Anyway, the Discord channel is for attracting people to a better place to work like this forum. I think is better to stay on official channels.

Have a nice week

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The channel is a gate for more people to feel like participating in the project without third parties. And to know about the Optimism constitution. You don’t need to be a developer to participate. Just a citizen who has so much value to add.

Sure, it’s exhausting to use a language you don’t master. That’s a handicap for the great majority of the world’s population. How can something be decentralized without all that people participating? Same for normies/no-coiners. We need them too.

@hait @John1989 @goluis @Tervelix @mattlight @TFiD @ksknkripto
are you in for a DAO? Wait for the new thread with details. We need to maximize diverse participation and minimize bad actors.

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Yes i’m interested How can I do it? @TheDoctor

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Just finishing a draft to introduce the babel m-DAO. Stay tuned and I look forward to hearing you’re feedback.

Oh I’m looking forward to it!! go for it

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sure ! I look forward to the next thread

Here it is !

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I love the DAO’s name and it Spirit, I am sure if the people of different culture and language meet up and talk together, the world will be a better place and will be more collaborative.


This is interesting, I rarely see comments about non-violent communication on the digital ecosystem, and it is a topic I am interested in.

Couldn’t be, one of the goals of such an experiment, the definition of some common expressions which could explain the ways that people within the m-DAO would expect communication?

These expressions could be available in as many languages as possible, so that everyone can reach them?

Mi idioma preferido es el español, pero también me manejo con el inglés, y participaría de una actividad como esa, si resultase de ayuda. :wink:

Nice proposal!


I like this line of thinking. The design space for what is possible to be included in these types of statements is finite. Yet, I personally often find that it’s difficult to uphold principles for everyone in all contexts. The execution of non-violent communication is less a function of written rules, and more a result of inner understanding and clarity of thought for each individual


Wow, great idea. Imagine that looking for those common expressions we end up with human universal expressions for those universal values I meant.


Cross posting for vis: [DRAFT] [GF: Phase 1 Proposal] Entangled Optimism mDAOs - Cycle #10 - #19 by lavande

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