Question of the Week: What is your role in making your community a great community?
“Next to the family, the community is the most important framework in which an individual learns to grow and develop socially. It is the center of activities which contribute significantly to the development of human value…”
You are lucky. You live in North America; more specifically, you live in Canada. More specifically, you live in Grande Prairie, (which, despite some nasty weather for half of the year,) is one of the most economically advantaged communities in all of Canada. Furthermore, you live in the Southwest of Grande Prairie, which includes upper-middle class neighborhoods and great schools like Derek Taylor. So yeah, you're lucky on geographical grounds alone. Unfortunately, despite all of these things, where you live doesn't automatically come with a sense of community. This part requires some work and effort, and some understanding of what being a member of a community and a good neighbor really means.
This is YOUR community, YOU live here, so I guess it's logical that YOU need to be the agents of change, that is, if you want to see things change. In your posting this week, consider the type of community you would like to be a member of, and what you can do to make it happen. Use the questions below to guide your response.
To what degree are we connected by where we live?
What small steps can you take to start building a better community?
What would an ideal community look like?