Lack of strong communities–another reason the hippies died.

I’ve written about this many times before (elsewhere), but it bears repeating…

and repeating…

Repeat…

Repeat…

Repeat…

Ribit…

Ribit…

Ribit…

Hmm… Sounds a bit froggy… Perhaps one day, someone, somewhere will actually hear these sounds. I’m a voice crying out in the wilderness, but…

Okay, here goes:

We Americans are VERY disconnected from each other. We’ve lost our communities. In fact, it is almost illegal to form communities anymore. Heaven forbid, you sit on a set of stairs leading up to a building or on a public sidewalk or curb. It just isn’t allowed. You are loitering. Trespassing. Displaying yourself out in public is almost a form of nakedness these days. We expect to wear clothing (well… most of us do) before we exit our front door. But nowadays, we must also expect to keep moving when out in public. If we sit down or (yikes!) fall asleep, we’re somehow violating a public space by our very existence within it.

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