Communities allow us to thrive. It is incredibly difficult, virtually impossible, for most of us to be happy in isolation.
- In a community, we feel safe because we know other people will be there to help us when the inevitable tough times arise.
- In a community, we can focus on our Signature Talents™ and our passions because we can take advantage of our differences.
- In a community, we can create shared meaning.
Communities that embrace our values empower us. Healthy communities create the setting for healthy relationships. Great communities allow ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
But communities come at a cost. Being part of a community inevitably results in the loss of some personal freedoms. When we are part of a community, we must adhere to the rules of that community. We must show up at work on time. We must do some tasks we don’t fully enjoy. We must sometimes give of ourselves for the good of the whole. Yes, communities come at a cost, but communities are where many of us find happiness.