Re: Work as basis of community
From: Mmariner (Mmarineraol.com)
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 95 01:06 CDT
To Nancy Lyons' comments:

Sure, work can be a significant commonality and community building block --
 as long as the people are committed to cooperating beyond economic issues.
 Otherwise, as the I Ching says, as (business) interests change, friends
(community members) change.

Here's an alternative to the cohousing "schlag" it through is to find a small
group of friends and create a community of 5 or 6 or 10 or 12.  Buy some real
estate together, then count on adding people as you find those who can bond
with you.  A friend of mine and her Mom just bought some land up in a canyon
and they plan to add people one or two at a time.

The ponderous nature of the cohousing method of creating a community seems to
go against Taoistic grains -- it certainly is *not* the path of least
resistance which is some kind oif natural (Darwinian?) law.

=M=

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