According to Biblical accounts and a few other accounts, creation was a matter of what God said, and there was. Something strange, however, happened on the 6th day of creation. God moved from saying and saying into speaking to an invisible company and saying, let us make man in our image and likeness. What are the facts we can draw from this account?
1. Man was made in the image of a supreme being.
2. Man was made in the image of a supreme being who didn’t want to be alone to create man
3. Man was made in the image of a supreme being operating within a community
4. Man was made to be productive in a community
In case you miss the memo on that account, let us look at the account of biology. A man produces sperm, and the lady provides the egg. These two need to come together to create new life. Sperm and sperm will not create new life, neither will egg and egg. What conjectures are apparent from this account of biology?
1. Human beings cannot produce human beings alone
2. Our greatest creation requires our collaboration
3. Duration of stay does not equate to productivity
4. Similarity is unproductive, difference is where the productive magic is.
These accounts are meant to reinforce what we already know, to achieve our highest potentials, we need to be functional members of a community. Nature abhors vacuums, so what we don’t use, we lose.
Haven clarified again the value of communities, let me share a few more thoughts on how to be an active and valuable member of a tribe.
1. Respect and embrace diversity: Communities thrive on diversity, and it’s essential to respect different perspectives and backgrounds within the tribe. Be open to new ideas, engage in constructive debates, and learn from others. Embrace the richness of diversity, as it brings unique insights and experiences to the community.
2. Contribute positively: Contribute to the community in meaningful ways. This can include creating and sharing valuable content, organizing events or meet-ups, initiating discussions, or volunteering for community projects. Offer your time and skills to contribute to the growth and development of the tribe.
3. Build genuine relationships: Cultivate genuine relationships with other community members. Connect with individuals who share common interests and engage in one-on-one conversations. Participate in offline meetups or virtual gatherings whenever possible. Building meaningful relationships enhances your sense of belonging within the tribe.
There are meetings you go to once just to check the people out, and there are people you want to regularly hang around with because they are headed in the same direction. Don’t just be a member of a tribe, be active, be valuable, and let it bring out the best of you. Have a productive weekend.