But Why Communitas?

Civilization seems so obsessed with individualism, personal performance, and distinctly partitioned acknowledgement with rewards these days. Why Community, and why now? Many are asking. There is an excellent source of answers from a book published as many as 27 years ago, as of the time of this writing. Multiple extractions from the same book follows:"Responsibility for the WholeThe freedoms in the first column of our chart - truth and rights, empowered teams, and freedom of enterprise - liberate the power of the individual and of teams and focus attention on the customers. These freedoms can themselves transform bureaucracy, but the transformation will be neither balanced nor complete. Other complementary forces and institutions are needed for people to connect, collaborate, and give each other community support - especially to get complex…
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