I think we all learn from each other and that is why I like to read all the posts. Being bipolar though a lot of the time I am in a different mood depending on my day. I can't post when I'm irritable and I can't post when I am being too silly in fear of offending someone. But I do read and try to get back to them when I am having better days.
I think reading both sides of the coins helps us all to get clearer pictures of "what and how" we are dealing with things in our lives and from that we learn.
The bi-weekly chats are always avaliable but hardly anyone shows up to these. It would be more supportive if more could join in.