Continuum Concept and Community
Finding and creating community where you are means that you need to find other people who hold some similar values. I remember wanting to find others who answered all the questions the same way I did- vaccination, circumcision, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, extended breastfeeding, healthy whole foods, working outside the home, etc.
But the reality was that I didn’t find people who had all the same answers. And if I had limited myself to people with all the same answers, I would have missed out on some amazing friendships!
For me, I discovered that I was more interested in finding others who were at least asking the questions. Their families weren’t just like mine and their answers weren’t always going to be the same as mine. But were they asking the questions at all?
In this second conversation with Scott Noelle, we explore the values that Scott has used to define his search for community without staying in “zealot-hood” or giving up the values that felt the most important to him. He shares about balance between online and in-person communities and how they can truly complement one another.
What about you?
What do you seek in your friends who make up your community?
And where have you found other “weird” people? Other non-conformists? Do tell!
Resources from this episode:
The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff