How Gift-Giving Creates Community

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June 13, 2012

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How Gift-Giving Creates Community

We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.

– Dorothy Day –

How Gift-Giving Creates Community

“Wherever I go and ask people what is missing from their lives, the most common answer (if they are not impoverished or seriously ill) is “community.” What happened to community, and why don’t we have it any more? There are many reasons — the layout of suburbia, the disappearance of public space, the automobile and the television — and, if you trace the “why’s” a few levels down, they all implicate the money system. More directly posed: community is nearly impossible in a highly monetized society like our own. That is because community is woven from gifts…” { read more }

Be The Change

Consider the different ways in which you can increase the giving of gifts and gratitude in your own life.

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