In tribal villages, there is a sense of community. A sense of really knowing your neighbor.
In my community we have none of that. We have garages, so we never even have to see eachother getting in and out of our cars. We have indoor entertainment, and high concrete block walls to keep our selves in these little boxes of our own. We want to have our own spaces so much that we close off those people around us, and live alone, is it any wonder there is so much depression in this day and age?
We don't even have any idea who our neighbors are. I think that is bad, its harming the way we raise our children. Instead of having a neighbor to say "Hey I need some help right now." We have nothing a family who lives far away a husband who works far enough away that he can't even run home if needed.
My house feels like a loner in a sea of stucco and paint. We don't know the ones who reside in the stucco and paint that stands next to us. So how do we build a community? How do we make the people who are living in houses across the street become friends, comrades, and not strangers? Where to even begin.
I only know that it takes a village to raise a happy healthy child, so I had better start working on my village.