Thank you, though I’m not sure I’d give myself that honour. I know at least one person I let down, and I do feel sorry for that. It’s easy to get passionate when a product is both so great (in my opinion) and so interesting philosophically - and not take the fact every other opinion is also a person into account. Nobody on here has been universally positive or made everyone happy, because that’s just not possible. I honestly try, and I’d hope almost everyone else on here does as well.
Separating ideas from people is hard, especially in writing. Portraying tone and intent even harder, though emoji do help a lot
Hi Tom’s Uncle! I think this is very true, we need to be careful not to see disagreement as necessarily ‘shouting down’ or ‘negative’. There’s things we might strongly disagree on, but those are tangential to our basic oneness as humanity. It is, after all, just a bank One with a strong sense of community building a product that I, personally, really love at this point.
Perfect? Heck, no - I want my day-glow pink glitter unicorn card with transparent sections so I can see the contactless antenna and unembossed with printing in metallic pink But it’s a very strong product that has done a lot of things right for a lot of people (not demanding gender or gendered titles is actually the strongest selling point for me!). But, for me, Monzo is more than the sum of its parts. It’s early days yet, and we’ll see, but I have high hopes!
Life’s an adventure, and this is an awesome product, let’s enjoy it together and try and take everyone’s opinion into account - and respect every person no matter how strongly we disagree with their wants and opinions (related to banking, there are definitely opinions that cause me to lose respect for a person - but they aren’t things like card colour and ATM fees!).