This new blog can be a tool to help build caring community. A place to share your thoughts on the subject and read about the thoughts of others. This tool can’t replace face to face interactions or handshakes, but it can be a start.
When there is talk of building community, I am reminded of dyads.
Dyads are two-person interactions. For example, a handshake is a dyad.
If there were 60 people in the sanctuary on a Sunday and everyone shook hands with everyone else, how many dyads would there have been?
The answer is 1770. ( 60 X 59 = 3540 divided by 2 = 1770. )
A handshake can be a start at a reciprocal relationship.
Reaching consensus is more likely in groups where a lot of people have reciprocal relationships:
I’ll do this for you, if you do that for me. I’ll give on this, if you give on that.
See similarities, hear differences, touch adversaries, speak connectedness.