William Knelsen

Culture

We All Need Community, Offline

William

I value the relationships I have developed online. One of the great benefits of online social media is finding people who have similar interests or passions. Chances are, you would never meet these people if it weren’t for the internet.

I also value the relationships I have developed with people in the various communities I am a part of. My life has been made richer because of people who thoughtfully seek to improve other members of these communities. There is no substitute for personal, sincere relationships united around a common bond.

There is no substitute for personal, sincere relationships united around a common bond. Click To Tweet

What is Community?

Community is a way to describe a group of people who are united in some way. Therefore, many types of communities exist. Among them are:

There are more communities that may come to mind. These are environments in which we exercise our need for social interactions. For some, this need is not as great as others. But, we all need it.

Consider Your Communities

Here is my challenge for you today. In addition to online communities, consider the offline communities you are a part of. How are the members of these communities supporting one another?

How are you helping others who are a part of your communities? Your neighbours, your family members, the people you worship with, the people who are a part of your community even though you would rather they not be.

In addition to online communities, consider the offline communities you are a part of. How are the members of these communities supporting one another? Click To Tweet

You may be unaware of how much these people need you, and how much you need them. Our health as human beings depends on healthy communities.

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