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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: Someone once answered a similar question for me in an unexpected way.

    The question was: "If wealth is the product of cooperation, what is cooperation the product of?"

    After some thought about their life experiences, their answer was: "Dependency."

    In the specific case you speak of, locally derived incomes, or cooperation derived income, or meeting of needs.

    ... Er, that would be if you are defining community by geography.

    Thank you for asking this question. That is as pat an answer as I know, but this question, to me at least, requires a discussion with a lot of listening on my part.
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      Jul 26 2013: Likewise. I am finding that the more in depth this conversation becomes, the more silent I am as I am digesting all of the responses to see how I can best formulate my own conclusion on the matter.

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