Finding a niche
For people who are more interested in fulfilling their potential than in making money, who are more interested in helping people than in commerce, it can be very difficult to find an environment in which to flourish - to find one's "niche". This forum is offered as a meeting place where such people can put their heads together - and figure out how to find or create those niches.
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Supporting each other
The purpose of this group is to grow a network of people who are willing to help and support each other, and then to actually do that - to make ourselves available to each other, to look out for each other, to be each other's "first port of call" whenever we need something.
Traditionally people meet the majority of their needs via "commerce". We believe we can do better than this - or at least try. Rather than seeking what they need in the usual places (the market, the state, the family), we invite people instead to approach us - and we do whatever we can to help them.
Here, your status has nothing to do with your money or material wealth. It has to do with the content of your character. Similarly, people's willingness to help you should be based on the same criteria.
Local and distributed community
This forum is for people everywhere and anywhere who share these values. Even if it is difficult to find local community, we offer the potential for distributed community.
- If someone needs food, we invite them firstly to come to us.
- If someone loses their home and needs a place to stay, we invite them firstly to approach one of us (rather than the social welfare office or the government).
- If they need tools to repair or build something, they feel comfortable in approaching us for whatever they need.
- If someone loses their job and has no idea what to do, we invite them to sit down and talk to us.
- If they need help with anything, they pick up the phone and call one of us. (And if they don't have a phone then they can talk to us about that too :).)
Simultaneously, we can be building the network and infrastructure necessary to meet these needs.