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Creating Community and Why It Matters

Updated: Nov 21, 2021

Fall is a great time of year, especially here in Bullhead City. October was so packed with events that you could go to three events a day if you wanted to. The question is by creating all these events does that also create "Community" ?

It is interesting to go back and read old dictionaries and see how words and meanings change over time. The breadth and scope of words affects how we understand and relate to one another.

Community as defined in Webster's Dictionary

  • The people living in a particular area

  • A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.

This definition is from Wikipedia

  • A community is a social unit with commonality such as norms, religion, values, customs, or identity. Communities may share a sense of place situated in a given geographical area or in virtual space through communication platforms

Creating events is not the same as creating community although oftentimes they go hand in hand. People may say there isn't enough to do in our community, but the fact is that there is A LOT to do in our community. Finding the "Community" that is the best fit for each of us is the key.

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