|Re: Question about "dining clubs"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Saunders, Rich (greymontmykolab.com)|
|Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 05:57:06 -0700 (PDT)|
On 2013-09-16 11:09, Richart Keller wrote: > Seems to me that the notion of exclusive "private clubs" in cohousing > undermines its basic benefit. I think its important and natural for > people to want to do things with those with whom they feel most > comfortable. However formalizing small exclusive groups breaks up the > overall sense of community which is central to successful cohousing. It > creates a breeding ground for discrimination and factionalism. The veils of > secrecy which result are the antithesis of an open supportive community. > The practice resurrects the dysfunctional aspects of American society for > which cohousing is supposed to be an alternative. Gee, Mom! It's *my* birthday party, isn't it? Don't I get to invite who I want? Sure, son, you can invite whomever you want. There was a time I would have said no. That was when I thought our village should be one big happy family and everyone should do everything together. But now I recognize that such a notion is just not sustainable and downright weird. Even such institutions as birthday parties cannot involve the whole community every time. We should recognize its the *opportunity for community* that's important - not forcing community on everyone when they don't want it.
- Re: Question about "dining clubs", (continued)
- Re: Question about "dining clubs" Richart Keller, September 16 2013
- Re: Question about "dining clubs" Saunders, Rich, September 17 2013
- Birthday Parties [was Question about "dining clubs" Sharon Villines, September 18 2013
- Re: Question about "dining clubs" Racheli Gai, September 17 2013
- Re: Question about "dining clubs" Ann Zabaldo, September 17 2013
- Re: Question about "dining clubs" Sharon Villines, September 17 2013
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