|Re: WHAT CREATES COMMUNITY||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kevin Wolf (kjwolfwheel.dcn.davis.ca.us)|
|Date: Mon, 24 Apr 95 16:07 CDT|
My list includes: 1. Knowing each others parents, brothers and sisters and family who do not live in the community. When one knows where a friend has come from, the relationship is stronger. 2. Going through conflict and resolving it. 3. Time. Both past and future. How long will the people in your community be living with you, will you know them? There is a change that happens when one knows that they will "belong" to a community for as long as they live or as long as they want. 4. Spontaneous meetings and discussions. Whenever a major change is being considered, there are often hundreds of short and long conversations about it between almost everyone in the community. By the time it is officially considered on the meeting agenda, the community is much clearer about the best decision to make. These discussions happen because we constantly see each other as we wonder from place to place in the community. 5. Sharing life together with all of its good and bad, from births and death, marraige and divorce, kids, vacations, eating, playing, working etc. This builds common memory and language which increases one's confidence in their belonging to the community. --- Kevin Wolf 724 N St Davis, CA 95616 phone and fax: 916-758-4211
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