Are We a Culture that Values Community?

"It was once said that the moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped." - Hubert Humphrey

Are we a culture that values community?

Do we architect our neighborhoods, organizations, cities, states, and nation with community as the focal point?

As the quote by Hubert Humphrey supports above, good communities make the time and place to care for children, the elderly, and those who are sick, needy, or handicapped?

If family is truly the focus of most individuals, do we support that focus with our time, dollars, and efforts?

I think this is an area of life we can deepen and grow to the benefit of all. We need to notice and replicate beneficial structures such as safe parks, full-service neighborhoods, high quality care institutions, preservation of natural lands and waterways, healthy ecosystems, and proactive laws.

Building strong, successful, happy, and caring communities is a great focus for individuals and organizations--a focus that will move our communities, nation, and world forward.

Each of us can look for ways to empower strong communities with our life choices, time, money, vote, and service. Onward.


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