Politicians speak all the time about community values, strength of the community, and community responsibilities. Are these just words? Or does the rest of the country really believe in a concept of community? Generally, every human being has an innate respect for the community in which he lives. However, in practice it is a different story. A lot of us don’t even know our neighbor’s last names (if we know their first names). We get involved with our own lives and don’t see those around us.
A healthy community can contribute a great deal to individual, family and community success. A community, like those of very old African and Asian cultures, benefits the individual by sharing the individual’s responsibilities and commitments. A helping hand relieves stress and opens the door for more time to pursue other goals.
In a community like this no one has to feel alone.
We live in a busy world. Well, at least that’s what we are constantly told. So, we are continuously moving to accomplish something. Most of the time, we are not even sure what we are trying to accomplish. We are constantly moving because that’s what we’ve been taught and trained to do.