I feel the bonding is what makes this place and others like it so effective.
We come with the same purpose and much of the same experiences.
In some ways, 2D is much more real than 3D.
We don't allow ourselves to be so free and caring in 3D because
we are afraid of being taken advantage of.
We are here and can respond without the distraction of someone standing 2 feet away speaking while we try to formulate what we will say next and listen at the same time.
This place teaches that its great to help others in a non threatening setting.
Yes we will lose some people due to what can transpire from years of smoking but,
isn't the power of giving stronger than dwelling on the negatives?
Hang tight and love those who need it.