||[Feb. 2nd, 2008|03:11 am]
Be the change you want to see in the world
Here is the first post in the first community I've created. I'm hoping to have a community where all sorts of different interelated topics can be explored, and not just limit things to one topic or one format. Also, a community where dogma is not the doctrine. |
I think the world is in some scary shit and we're being attacked from all sides, socially, culturally, chemically, biologically, politically, academically. We need to keep open discussions about anything and everything which makes the world and our understanding of it better. I hope this community will be welcoming and fairly intellectual, but it doesn't always have to be the latter, but always the former.
I have a history of frustrations with communities. One I joined was one about NPR, I thought, wow, cool, I can discuss news stories with people. Turns out, only links were allowed, nobody wanted to discuss anything. So then I joined a community about natural living. Cool, I thought, ways to recycle, be more green, etc. Most posts were about birth control, acne, and shampoo. I joined a vegan community. Finally, I thought, people like me to talk about veganism with. I was promptly told that I wasn't vegan! It's a good community, though, that was just a tough thread that day. I don't want that to happen here. I am in some other good communities, though. One is called raw veganism and the other musicphilosophy (it needs to be updated more, though). I think posts on either of these subjects would be interesting. Really, I like all the above mentioned things, but I think it would be cool to have a community that focuses on a lot of the different issues that are all so intertwined these days.