“I tried to make the case that you cannot successfully build community by sacrificing relationships on the altar of your principles.“
I love this quote by today’s blog post from Laird. I think I needed to hear it.
I’m sad to see some people upset with him stopped subscribing to his blog. As far as shunning people, I don’t see why having access to reading what they write helps. You don’t have to see or hear them. For me, I like his blog because it is one of the few places to see some of the real issues communities deal with. I’m not always a fan and don’t understand his writings about conflict management, but I enjoy getting a glimpse inside communities. Usually cohousing communities are open books as they are forming and trying to get off the ground but then shut the castle gates once they are living there (I assume for privacy). But those thinking of moving in to an intentional community need to know it’s not all unicorns and rainbows.
Here is the link:
The blog today is dated November 8, 2021
Losses along the Way