A rant post
Totally agree with your points and perspective Gillian and Phil! Why do we have to be so nitpickingly exclusive when we’re trying to build something inclusive?
I am, and I believe you are, on a beautiful and complex journey to question and shape living arrangements.
👏🏻 thank you for this!!
> All should be applauded.
Nonetheless, there is an important, significant distinction.
I think moderns tend to be rootless, transient, hypermobile.
Rootedness and groundedness would require going back to feeling an identity with and a commitment to a particular place-on-earth.
Stability . . . in a community of familar others. Enduring commitment to a particular place over time, ideally even over generations. "My family, my extended family, my neighbors-in-community, love this place, we come from this place, we care for this place." A bioregional sensibility.
Transient co-living, which provides support and home for a period of life, is great. It's just not the same thing as what I've described above. What I've described above would constitute a significant cultural shift.
East Windsor, NJ