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Kimberly Ann

Program Manager, Atienza Kali

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What is the bond that holds a community together? If woven properly, how can this common bond positively change the world?

How do we use this bond to strengthen our relationships and grow together as a species?

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    Jul 25 2013: The bond is communication
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      Jul 26 2013: What sort of communication do you believe to be most beneficial? Is it more paralinguistic or linguistic based?
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        Aug 5 2013: I'm not sure what you mean by paralinguistic or linguistic based. David's comment made me think about how paramount communication is within communities and between communities. If communication were to be the bond it would suggest a world in which it is no longer necessary to go to war, because there is a consensus that a diplomatic solution can be reached. When I think of what is requisite to have an open communication, and I mean a real dialogue, I think of respect, free expression, active listening, etc., all of which happen to be the requisites for a community.

        In other words, if you can hold a conversation then you can have a community. The key is communication. That may or may not be what David intended, but that's what came to my mind when I read his comment. I'll probably re-think it over a different way in the next couple minutes, but oh well.
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      Aug 5 2013: David, I think that is a start in the right direction. I'd be interested to hear what your answers are to Kimberly's questions.

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