A modern and fast paced digital world has shifted the rules and parameters of your sense of community.
You can travel the globe with your fingertips. FaceTime allows you to join your best friend who is hiking the Kalalau Trail on Kauai. Google Earth gives you eyes from the front porch of your future home in Orange County, California. And with the swipe of your fingers you can spin around and see what your neighborhood and community might look like.
There is a shadow side to your technological wealth and the web of never ending distraction. It’s never been more important to reserve a portion of your precious time with real-live-non-digital-people. Within your family, home, and community. Interactions that demand eye contact, face-to-face, your touch, and the gift of your presence.
Seth Godin, American author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker, shares a great tip on how to build community. It starts with a question:
“What can I contribute today? This might be the very best way to become part of a community. Relentless generosity brings us closer together.”