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Hi Ulrich and all members,
Community is a topic which should be vitally important to us all, after all in the broadest sense we are a community of mankind and it's a matter of how we live and survive together. We all belong to smaller communities and our lives are very much shaped by these. If we live in a violent aggressive community we will either become aggressive and possibly violent, or afraid and cynical. Whereas if we live in a caring supportive community, it will affect us in positive ways - we will grow.
Community is at the heart of life and we should care very much about our community. To me a community is very much like a garden and we the plants within it. If the community is rich and vibrant, we will flourish but if it is lacking in vitality and toxic, we will diminish and become sick.
I feel that on-line communities have a positive role to play but if they become a substitute for real communities, we are going to be in trouble. On-line I can't give you a hug or dry your tears. There are too many lonely and sick people in this world because they can't share their feelings with others and they can't get a hug.
At my newly created website www.lifelovedying.org I wish to create a community of people who are prepared to be themselves, get to know each other, share their highs and lows, and offer support to others in some tangible way. And my long term wish is to establish a real life community.
People need people - the foundation of happiness is to feel wanted, accepted as you are, to be able contribute and to be creative.
Best wishes - Geof