It is wonderful to behold a person who inhabits their own dignity. The human body is its own language.*
If you want to be part of a group that bonds like cement, take on a really demanding tasks that’s deeply meaningful. All of you will remember it for the rest of your lives.**
(Chip and Dan Heath)
These two statements may appear contradictory or mismatched but there is something that lies deeply within us, something we must search for and understand, that will make it possible to connect to others in what will be some of the most significant and memorable moments of our lives.
Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler imagine what they call DIY communities:
‘A DIY community is a group of people united around a massively transformative purpose (MTP), a collection of the passionate willing to donate their time and their minds to projects they truly believe in.’^
My hope is that these kinds of community hold the possibility of uniting people across the lines that usually divide: political, religious/areligious, educational, gender, et al, towards some greater purpose every day of our lives.