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|From: William Johnson (0005638134mcimail.com)|
|Date: Tue, 21 Jun 94 22:05 CDT|
Lynne Farnum wrote... > Gee, I don't know whether cohousing supports cultural consistency or not. > What is it? Maybe I didn't phrase the question right. It appears that CoHousers are called upon to spend REAL time and money on principles that are not universally held -- principles that rarely get more than lip service in other contexts. The level of sharing, mutual concern, and desire for consensus among CoHousers seems "inconsistent" with the rest of the world. The question might be restated ... "Does a CoHousing community also provide support for the growth of a shared culture which would otherwise struggle in discord with the larger culture? Would the sense of sharing, and consensus yield to the selfishness, and personal empire-building which is generally so common? Someone (?) on the list even mentioned a community spirit among the children that extended to group responsibility for gathering stray toys. I find that unusual when compared to reports of teens and pre-teens cursing at seniors. I was curious about how CoHousing supports these positive values which seem inconsistent with the larger culture. William Johnson 5638134 [at] mcimail.com
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