- Mandy Fisher
- Charlotte, NC
- United States
What are the benefits and the issues that arise with communal living, and should society encourage this type of lifestyle?
When you hear the term "commune", it is easy to conjure up pictures of graceful hippies frolicking through wildflowers and wild-haired babes carrying corn husk dolls- but in the literal sense of word, communal housing is basically a group of people living together and sharing responsibilities. In the documentary "Happy", a family living in Denmark is featured in this type of setting... why? Well, because they were happy. And so was everyone else (generally speaking). So, do you believe that communal living, that is to say, living with a group of like-minded people under one roof with shared responsibilities, is the way to go? What are the benefits? What are the negatives? Do you believe the government/people should encourage this lifestyle? How can we accomplish this?