|Re: intentional communities <FWD>||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H Olson WB0YQM (fholsonmaroon.tc.umn.edu)|
|Date: Tue, 19 Jul 94 21:39 CDT|
Message author: BJ368 [at] KANGA.INS.CWRU.EDU Posted by the COHOUSING-L sysop. (This one got lost in the shuffle for a few days, sorry. Fred) Date: Thu, 14 Jul 94 19:46 CDT I think there are some pretty big differences between cohousing and intentional communities. Personally I find the efforts in intentional communities much more courageous and creative than most of the ones in cohousing, though I believe that is very much defined by borders. Americans don't know how to cooperate, have traditionally nurtured massive ego-territory personality traits and fall far short of many European examples of coopera- tive communities of all types. (sorry for the bluntness). In fact there are very few successful or long term intentional communities in the USA, this despite plentiful rhetoric by the left and other social freethinkers through the decades who never quite seem to be able to stand each other enough to live as next door neighbors. The cohousing concept is very useful on economic grounds alone. I cohousing community can save much on living and expenses as well as providing a care social neighborhood. The idea that a group of people can really live together, supply most of all of their own food and other basic necessities (by farming,etc.) and live a quality lifestyle at the same time devoid of the city's major problems, is and always has been a pipe dream. But I think it is clear after a brief reading of history in these areas, that the human or cultural personality is the main stumbling block. Mike Romano
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