Community (Ubuntu)

By Glen
@glenniah (1201)
Mandurah, Australia
December 14, 2015 8:05am CST
Recently I posted a talk given by the South African wild life activist Boyd Varty on Ubuntu. This week I heard about a man who has started up meetings in a park in Sydney and I think also Singapore. The idea is that people come to the park, enjoy a meal and meet new friends. It seems these dinners have been very successful. He talked a lot about community and mutual caring for one another. This reminded me of the way Boyd Varty had spoken about the way we are all interconnected. With all that we have been hearing in the news about the state of the world at the moment it is great to know something positive is happening albeit in a small way within some communities. Wouldn't it be great if this could spread around the world?
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@Rollo1 (16689)
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Dec 15
I wish that it could be enough. I do think we need to view each other as valuable, but I am not sure that we can spread that idea to those who refuse to commune with us in harmony.
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@JudyEv (123170)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Dec 15
It is a great idea. Even sites like this give us more idea of the problems others face - and of what is seen as okay or not okay in community living.
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
17 Dec 15
@JudyEv I wonder if it works best in smaller communities. Altho Singapore has a lot of people in it.
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@jaboUK (53920)
• United Kingdom
14 Dec 15
It sounds like a lovely idea - anything that promotes friendship has to be worth while.
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@glenniah (1201)
• Mandurah, Australia
14 Dec 15
@jaboUK Yes it does doesn't it. It must be a huge job to set it all up. however he is reaping results
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