Monday, March 10, 2014

The Art of Living Better: Who's In Your Community?

No me without a we
Who’s In Your Community?

            Okay people, I want---no need you to understand that you are better when there is a “we” in your life.

In order to be more grounded, more aware, more active, creative and a whole bunch of other things you need to be involved in a community.

One of the first things we learn in sociology is that the self is social; in other words, there is no “you” without a “we.”

You need to belong to a group, an activity, a collective of folks.

Belonging to something makes you happier, more whole, more human.

So get up and get involved in your life by being involved in life with others.

If you like to sing, join a choir.


Join a book club

Be a part of a community council

Invite folks into your home

Dust off your high school instrument and join a band

Get together with old friends

Get involved.

You are better when you get together with others; better still when you do something with them.

Be you, be well, be we.

Bertice Berry, PhD.

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