As we all know, NewBuddhist is a meeting between beginners, the experienced, the hardened mid core, dharma waifs, etc . . .
As someone of limited capacity and choices, like many, I try to listen, learn and be as skilful as my scandalous skandhas allow . . .
Here is what I have learned:
be patient with the advanced practitioners, they forget how hard it is for us dharma plebs . . .
be civil to the ignorant, one day they might be wise
kindness is better than theory
don't give up, everyone's situation can improve
examine your buttons when pressed
listen to the message, not the messenger
What have you gained, learned from New Buddhist?