This post concerns Meeting 5 of Safat HaKeshev: my thoughts before having to deal with a very pronounced dysfunctionality within our group, and how things transpired.
The group had been witness to a phenomenon of factions: team versus team. This was apparent from the first day when 3 girls stayed after the lesson to protest the lack of seriousness in the other participants.
“They come only for the soft bean bag chairs. They stay for the exercises, but they only want a cup of tea.”
“They leave when they’re bored.“
“They aren’t serious!”
“We can’t concentrate while they’re behaving this way”.