It’s superglue and WD-40. Say what?!? Check out Orrin Woodward‘s blogs from February 1st. and 2nd. and you’ll know what I mean. I love how he references an outside source. In this case Pastor Jon Tyson, who explains in wonderful detail what social capital is and how the concept of community fits into it (and vice versa).
How do you view social capital? How is it tied to your definition of ‘Friends’? Is it simply the affiliation piece of Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? Oops. sorry… some of my freshman psych-101 showing through.
As you read Tyson’s article, I encourage you to think through your life and think about the connections that have come and gone. How transient are you? Do you still live in the town you grew up in? Where has employment or relationships or even technological advances taken you? How ‘Free’ are you? Our freedoms are such that many folks are getting married (if at all) much later in life. I challenge you to think why that might be.
The evidence continues to stack up: community is vital to the psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being of us all…. and here we have in our hands, a solution to those needs! So what could LIFE do for you, let alone the connections in your life?
I would love to get some feedback from you regarding how your life has been affected by social capital / community!
God Bless, John Graff