Oct 26, 2021Liked by Gillian Morris, Phil

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?

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Oct 26, 2021Liked by Gillian Morris, Phil

Thank you.

I am, and I believe you are, on a beautiful and complex journey to question and shape living arrangements.

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πŸ‘πŸ» thank you for this!!

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> 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.

Steven Welzer

East Windsor, NJ

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