Community Building and World Peace
There is a common misconception that a Community is a group of people who share common interests, culture, proximity, purpose, etc. But though this can be, and often is, the impetus for building Community, it’s not a prerequisite. In fact, a Community is richer when participants differ in interests, culture, proximity, purpose etc. It is this diversity that makes Community building the fascinating and rewarding experience that it is.
It is not necessary to look for common factors in order to build Community because we all share one common interest; Life. We all experience hopes and disappointments, successes and failures, joy and grief. We all need a tribe; people to talk to about our lives.
On this foundation, we can not only build Community in our organizations, societies, clubs, boards, cities, towns and villages and classrooms – we can build Community with anyone. And our technology allows us to do this with people anywhere.
Community building is about making the unfamiliar familiar. There is no more direct path to world peace than Community building.
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