Ever since the beginning of time, people have gathered in communities, and they’ve developed further and further with every year that has gone by. Today, there are wonderful cities and areas that are rich and thriving, showing what people can do in the places where they live.
There are different types of communities, and everything is based on the cultural development that has been there, but the essence is the same for every one of these – the people and the place where they live play an important part in their lives.
It’s the place where they make friends, where they go out and have fun, where they meet for barbecues and other events, where they organize festivals and so on. These are just a few things that happen, but nobody can deny that people play an important part in the life of their community.
Let’s see what matters in a community, and what people can do to make it a better place to live in.
Every person has a sense of togetherness, and this means only one thing – people are not solitary beings, they are made to live in larger groups, and we call those groups communities. This sense comes from the fact that people need other people in their lives, they are dependent on having someone else close to them and it’s only natural to be so, when we all live close to the families, friends and relatives, not to mention neighbours or simple acquaintances.
All these things lead to the fact that being together in a community is extremely important, for being able to share common goals, ideas and opinions, projects and other successful things.
Just like it happens at a job, in a community, the work needs to be divided among individual. As the sense of togetherness can be quite powerful, this leads to the division of work – people depend on other people in their private lives (like friends and families) and a similar thing happens when it’s about the community. Someone takes care of certain thing, while others take care of others – the barber cuts our hair, the bakers prepare biscuits and other sweet things and so on. Everyone is dependent on someone else for living.
Living in a community means that you have to live close to other people, otherwise you would be living alone on the top of a mountain, with nobody near you. Because of this, the community – in general – has a simple concept that people need to live by – cooperation. There’s a sense of cooperation in every community and some people say that this is the base for the stronger feeling of being part of an international community.
The Feeling of Being Associated With Someone
As we already said, living in a community means that you have to share your public space with other people. In a community, you don’t live alone – you live by associating with others – you have friends that you choose, people that you prefer, people that you avoid, and so on. There’s a constant association of people, and it’s the base for establishing the harmony and peace that make a community so thriving. It’s a feeling that is reserved only for people, and without this, there could only be disharmony and even chaos.
Living in a community also means that you have to take an active part in its evolution. We’re not talking only about social events and festivals, but you also have to get involved in the decision process that can affect you. For example, voting is just an example of how people could influence the evolution of their community. Apart from this, whenever the city hall asks people to take position, you should answer in a positive way, and not consider that someone else will stand up. Being present and being interested in what takes place is a good way to make the changes that you want to happen.