Knives Out in Cohousing

While I lived at cohousing I saw the wonderful who dunnit movie – Knives Out.  Then, when everything went crazy at cohousing it felt like I was in the movie. I thought we had all moved in to be a cooperative, caring community. Instead, I heard all sorts of stories of this person not liking that person. How what this person does bothers this person.  How this person can’t trust that person. How this person feels this person is fake.  I heard others call other idiots.  Wow. I had no idea all this simmering tension was laying dormant till someone (me – now being pushed out) was available to let the truth out.  It saddened me – I wanted us to assume the best in each other and try to respect each other. Instead, all knives were out. 

Knives Out (2019) - IMDb

About CJ

I was a Spanish teacher for 5 years in the Public School system in 3 different states. I homeschooled and taught at a democratic free school. I heard about cohousing in 2010 and wanted to move in right away. I met a group building one in 2018 and got to move in the summer of 2019. It only took a year to want out.
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