Community Service

I think it's absolutely necessary for our spiritual life today to have a community where we actually live.

Of course, we have dear friends from thirty years ago who are living in Burma or Brazil now. And they're there for you when you're busted - in an emergency. But is that sufficient? For the maintenance of the world? It's definitely not.

I think for the maintenance of the world that other kind of local community requires regular servicing. And that's a very unpleasant, hard thing to stay with, to realize how much service one needs to perform - not for an old distant friend, but for the people [next door].

[James Hillman]
We've Had a Hundred Years of Psychotherapy - And the World's Getting Worse, p.43, 44


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An online community is a virtual community whose members interact with each other primarily via the Internet.

For many, online communities may feel like home, consisting of a “family of invisible friends."

Those who wish to be a part of an online community usually have to become a member via a specific site and necessarily need an internet connection.

An online community can act as an information system where members can post, comment on discussions, give advice or collaborate.

Commonly, people communicate through social networking sites, chat rooms, forums, e-mail lists and discussion boards. People may also join online communities through video games, blogs and virtual worlds.

'Online Community'

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