Community is at the centre of so much that we do, and we are constantly finding new ways to build communities around ourselves. We are now participating in multiple communities. We have our immediate neighbourhoods. Then we have our local towns or cities. In larger cities we might think of our neighbourhood as being a bigger influence than the whole city all at once.
Then we have work communities, which can be especially differentiated when we live in a different community from the one we work in.
We have social networks of friends. This can often include a broad geographic spectrum of people we’ve met and become close with over time. Colleagues from past jobs and previous homes, people we went to school with, etc.
And more broadly we have the community of people we may never have met who have gathered around us virtually in support of what we’re dong online – be it just one social media platform like instagram, a blog, or an online business presence.