|Re: Re: Cohousing, Communes, ...||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Empathy (Empathyaol.com)|
|Date: Thu, 26 May 94 22:38 CDT|
lynn farnum asked me if my life was different living in cohousing in denmark from other children my age who did not live in cohousing. in regards to this the main things that come to mind are: 1: i have been living in the united states continuously now since i was 14, and the main influences i feel are not from the cohousing experience, but they are from the fact that there are vastly different morals here relating to sensuality and its impact on sexuality and "drug" usage. 2 i did feel somewhat "disconnected" upon returning to the states because in denmark there were always a lot of people around (many of whom you didnt like, but you missed them when they were gone), and when i was here in high school i felt isolated and alone....but again i do not know if that was because of the lack of platonic physical contact or because of a relative sparsity of social interactions. now that i am in college and in a dorm i did feel that it was nice to have a lot of people around again, but the dorm situation is not really a cohousing situation, because most of the things that made my unit a cohouse ie the tasks of daily living such as cleaning cooking etc, are done for us in a dorm. 3 it seemed to me that there was not much difference between the children who lived in cohousing and those who did not, i think the difference was in the adults. i think that the adults who lived in cohousing were more self confident. i do not think cohousing made them this way, but that those people who were not self confident chose not to be in cohousing there have been some comments about my name.....my name is Rebecca S. although on the computer i do prefer to be "empathy"
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