An ex-student of mine wrote me, “I’m an American . . . I have the freedom to not give a crap enough to vote, and the right to complain […]
Cloudy with sunshine is the way I would describe the weather in Charlottesville the first few days of our visit. The storm came in on Saturday just because Lynn took […]
“I’m an American…I have the freedom to not give a crap enough to vote, and right to complain long and loud about the guy that gets elected,” one of my acquaintances stated. He’s not the only one who feels it’s passé to be a dutiful and responsible citizen. We are all familiar with our rights, but many Americans feel that their rights are the reason this country exists – a free pass to do whatever they want to. I think that attitude is part of the reason the United States is in such a dire situation. Too many Americans have decided democracy is just about them and so they quit participating.
It wasn’t my intention to spend several blogs on the idea of community. I got carried away because I’m passionate about how empowered nurturing, support, and teamwork make me feel. So, how do we create community. I’ve borrowed an idea from my friend Eleanor Wolf who thinks we all need the three As: acceptance, attention and appreciation. These three concepts are sure community starters.