|RE: Culture||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Rob Sandelin (robsanmicrosoft.com)|
|Date: Wed, 22 Jun 94 11:49 CDT|
How could I resist jumping into this? One of my very deepest beliefs as both a resident of cohousing and an organizer of cohousing and intentional community networking is that the very things which William Johnson noted: Sharing, cooperation, etc. are the biggest things we can share with the rest of our culture. By creating and living these "values", we offer a lamp in the darkness. Let our communities be the sparks which ignites our culture into flames of compassion, sharing, and working together. Let our communities be the training grounds for waves of cooperative approaches within neighborhoods. Let our cooperative neighborhoods be the foundations of cooperative towns, cities and culture. This Sunday Sharingwood has invited 100 of our immediate neighbors to visit, to share in our community commons, and to create a local block parent program to extend the values of cooperative child care far beyond the borders of our community. Cohousing is the training ground which imparts the lessons of personal communication and cooperation. I see it as my personal lifes work, to teach and share this with everyone I can reach. I don't feel out of sync with my culture, my culture is out of sync with me. I am currently donating 25 hours a month to the communities movement and I don't even keep track of the money I have spent. If I can spend the next 50 years of my life teaching and evangelizing the benefits of working cooperatively in neighborhoods perhaps my life will have had some meaning. Rob Sandelin Puget Sound Cohousing Network Creating a better society, one neighborhood at a time
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