Welcome to my latest blog. I decided to post something different this time and I want those who read this blog to reflect. I want people to reflect on what makes a community?
Well to be honest many things actually make a community, sometimes it can be hard to pin down. After all community is a large concept, but for me I think people make a community. My thoughts on this does not stop there, I was wondering what makes a caring community? This kind of question makes things tricky, but these days a caring community is something we are still working towards.Embed from Getty Images
I do not think a caring community can be pinned down to one thing e.g. People. I think many concepts can influence and motivate others to care about each other. If you go through my website, I often talk and promote the ideals of unpaid caring. I promote how important families care for members of that family. I promote how friends can stay connected and ask how someone is doing. I promote how neighbours check in on each other, even if to miss the latest episode of EastEnders.
The thing is to make others aware of such ideals, because I am sure when the time comes, we all would want a community that cares for us. Unfortunately it is not that simple. Those in the community all have different values, culture and different identities. How can we work towards the common value that is important to everyone in the community? There will be times when those in the community cannot understand each other or do not recognise the value of each other. This is why it is so important we continue to connect, learn and share with the community.Embed from Getty Images
It is true that values, culture and identities are different within the community. However we can celebrate our uniqueness as a common goal and continue to share the common values we all cherish. As a community we must continue to recognise those values and build on them, everyone’s voice will be important although there will be some things we need to avoid. Not everyone wants a community, but I know deep down the majority cherish the importance of connecting, sharing, learning and building on culture. These are the great values for the community and these values can help a community that cares for its people.