I’ve been writing an article that focusses on the importance of friends gathering. The full article, available soon, points to four key anchors in the story of why friends gathering matters. One of these is the people yearn for community. Below is an excerpt.
People everywhere yearn for community. Yet community takes discipline, doesn’t it. It takes discipline to share ideas. It takes discipline to create a center, a shared purpose and imagination together, and return to it often. It takes discipline to work through difficulty without collapsing to embarrassingly conciliatory and discouraging consciousness. It takes discipline to find the simple and to stay with it. To not just please each other. To not just fight because it’s the easiest thing to do.