A lot of people think that community just happens. It doesn’t. We’re deeply socialized from the beginning of our lives to know how to engage with people.
And if we aren’t taught important socialization traits, then we don’t have those traits.
Instead, we’ll go towards whatever traits we do understand and know how to deal with.
As our society continues to fragment towards hyper-individualism, a lot of people aren’t learning the many, many different skills necessary to be in a healthy community.
Which makes creating healthy community even more work.
But it is worth it.
Community is one of the things we desire most. When we feel deeply supported and loved by a large committed group of people, we are profoundly happy and fulfilled.
A Path Back to Having Community