Rosieland Roundup 204 - Community is being there when someone is looking for you

Rosieland Roundup 204 - Community is being there when someone is looking for you

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🔍 Community is being there when someone is looking for you

In Rosieland, Scott Baldwin rephrased some words from a recent Seth Godin post.

Community is being there when someone is looking for you. The first step is being the sort of resource that people care enough to look for. And the second is being findable.

The question then becomes: to start a community, how do you build a helpful resource?

💃🏾 Dance is about community...and the individuals

Today in my random community finds I enjoyed this piece where Inès Le Cannellier reflects on how dance is influenced, for better or worse, by both community and individualism.

When I think about dance nowadays I think firstly of individuals. Individual dancers, choreographers, directors I admire. Influencers and personalities on Instagram, on TikTok, on Youtube, each trying to cement their persona, garnering a certain reputation. I think less of the community that surrounds them, the communities that came before them, that paved the way for them to be here.

⚖️ How Much Community Do We Actually Need?

We love and believe in community, but when is it too much? Or how can we find and respect the balance we need between community and solitude? A great read from Niall Stewart.

But how much community and connection do we actually need, and does the extent of that need change over the course of our lives? Storr’s research and clinical work led him to conclude that, as we age, our interest in other human beings declines somewhat. “We tend to turn to more impersonal interests,” he said in an interview, “and this shows in the great creators, the great composers, they become less concerned with communication and more interested in communion with their own soul.”

💸 No Purchase Necessary

In an increasingly transactional and virtual world, how can we design community interactions and experiences where 'no purchase is necessary'? Is social media this place we can discover?

I’m no scientist, so I don’t know why humans seek out the presence of other people, even ones they don’t know. But I know there’s something magnetic about spaces where strangers can be alone together, and in our increasingly fragmented and polarized society, this is valuable. Sadly, these kinds of public third spaces are increasingly rare.

🌈 This week in Rosieland

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📚 Other noteworthy community reads

Communities of Practice work.
This website combines writing, public speaking, approaches, models and tools related to communities of practice from expert Emily Webber in one handy place.
🫀How to drive Community-led Growth using Google’s HEART Framework
Background: this is an experiment! This email is about a chat I’m having with our Community Experience Lead, Benedict Corroon (pronounced like ‘Macarons’, the French treat). The chat is about projects and startups in our wider network. We believe that developing a shared approach to building communi…
Over nearly 80 years, Harvard study has been showing how to live a healthy and happy life
For nearly 80 years, the Harvard Study of Adult Development has been producing data and lessons on how to live longer, happier, and healthier lives.
David Brooks & Peter Block: How to Know a Person - Peter Block
Common Good Podcast, September 2023
Creating a Community — How I Found Purpose With Wheelchair Karate
A story of chops, wheels, and high spirits!

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