you might have five bathrooms and yet there is never a wait. Fewer bathrooms per person and yet there is less wait?
land where I could share my skills & tools, lawn mower, drill press, table saw, etc. and have a few like minded folks near enough to share - ideas, holidays, and lend a hand now and then would be wonderful.
Kathleen Sanderson wrote:
The social example that I favor is that of a village. Everyone has their own home, and their own business. If you look at old villages, self-contained ones, not bedroom communities, there was a pretty standard set of occupations that were needed in order for the place to function.
Small communities, and I think that would include the communal living that Paul described, do have one major problem, one thing that I very much dislike, and that's the village gossip. Seems like there are always a few people who can't seem to find anything to do but talk about everyone else, usually bad-mouthing them. In a larger community, at least you can avoid those people, LOL!
marina phillips wrote:
I also like the ideas of centrally located and commonly used rooms - a kitchen obviously, but also a bath house, a library, a dance/movement room - owned by everyone, for everyone.
marina phillips wrote:
Josh! My neighbor! Hello! Welcome to our new internet addiction!
Scott Reil wrote:I can't help but think about the Chinese culture that was clearly in a dominant position in the Middle Ages, but due to an Emperor's decision to limit outside contact, stagnated for a thousand years, and became dominated by the unruly gaijin from Europe, who had been messily reaching group consensus (by politics or war) during that time. Seems to me autonomous decision takes a back seat to group dynamics...
Jami McBride wrote: some people are energized by others, they need group interactions to be happy, while others are drained by people and need alone time to re-energize before reengaging. I am the later. It is vital that you know which you are so you can manage your needs and be a blessing to others at all times.....
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