Re: Image fear/stereotypes
From: Elizabeth Stevenson (
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 21:25:01 -0700 (MST)
Absolutely dead-on true. I would add that this is not limited to right 
wingers, though they are positively correlated. Lots of people say one
thing("I'm open minded") and live another.

Mark your calendars; Rob and I agree again.


Liz Stevenson
Southside Park Cohousing
Sacramento, California

>Lots of people, including me, have no interest in living in a commune, but

>>> I think in order to ever be a successful cohouser you need to keep on
>>> listening, even when you disagree.

> If you are so inflexible that you stop listening because you project commune
> onto Cohousing, you most likely would never make it through the first
> cohousing meeting, much less ever live in such a place

> In the outreach work I do I have met  a few folks that project all kinds of
> things onto cohousing, and don't bother to even listen while I explain that
> their fantasies are all wrong. They walk away convinced that they know what
> they know and don't listen to any other perspective. These folks would never,
> ever make it in a cohousing community, THANK GOD!  The world to these folks is
> flat, and no amount of evidence will ever convince them otherwise.

> Rob
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