2 months ago
"Indeed the very term 'community', from the Latin com ('together') plus munus ('gift'), means not just 'living together' but 'giving together'. We belong to communities because each of us, being different, has something to give" (Ingold, 47). I thought that that was such a beautiful and profound statement that is very encouraging in these rough times we're facing. If everyone was the same there would be no need for so many things in our lives and I think that we would definitely lose our idea of community. Because everyone is so different we all have something to give to others to help them learn and grow and that's what I think community means.