Originally Posted by TLuker
I agree with your comments, but they did get me to wondering about Utopian communities. Many have attempted Utopian communities but the only ones that lasted were religious based, i.e. monasteries, Amish, Mennonites, and so on. You seem to ahead of most of us on the community side of things so I would really like to know your thoughts on why so many Utopian communities failed in the past?
It is really simple..! Most of the people here are of the art-sy hands on artisans.! Our common goal is to create things of beauty and we all have our own niche. No competition , all separate creations.!
By doing this , we've eliminated the biggest flaws in the human psyche.! No competition , no lesser insecurities or hang-ups to deal with.! Everybody is quite comfortable in their own field of mastery..! No fear that I might still your ideas for some monetary gain or control issues.!
That would be my guess why others can not succeed.! One ego , one ill-rational , self centered attitude..! Make's all the difference when you eliminate the "ME , ME , ME , self indulging perspectives..!
Like one family , to help and wish all to succeed is key , harmony with-in the family structure.! No baggage , just equality of the most practical kind.
Religious utopian communities , they rely on faith and do not at times recognize the choices they make freely.! To banish logic and blindly rely on faith is doomed to failure.! Cause and effect , rhyme and reason , accountability and to be humbled by the privileged to be a valued part of such a profound emotion , COMPASSION..! What I do matters to all.! Think well beyond myself..! Simple..!
It would almost seem that every ounce of effort I put out , is returned 10 fold in many other ways.! I am a lucky man to have stumbled upon such a little group as these . It started long before I'd got here and I am quite lucky to have found it.
We all had the same interests and that is why we are here to begin with..!