Re: Sustainability of community service
From: Larry Miller (
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 11:44:13 -0700 (PDT)
I couldn't agree more. We have various levels of commitment and the levels tend 
to vary with the
degree of community satisfaction. People tend to withdraw when they feel they 
are not valued, or
its too hard to get things done, or for a variety of similar reasons, all of 
which could be
lumped into satisfaction with the community.

Larry Miller
Oak Creek Commons

-----Original Message-----
From: Racheli Gai [mailto:racheli [at]] 
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:04 AM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Sustainability of community service

I suspect that in communities which function well in the sense that 
many people
experience high level of contentment, and where the level of 
conflict isn't too high, people tend to volunteer more and enjoy more 
to the community.
I know that at times that I feel really good about living here, I'm 
more likely to
take on more responsibilities.  At times that I feel bedraggled because 
what of what I
perceive as endless bickering and lack of good will, I tend to shift my 
energies towards other
I'd love to hear comments from others, exploring the relationship 
between the level
of satisfaction people experience in the community, and the level of 
willingness to
contribute time and energy.

(Sonora Cohousing, Tucson AZ)

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