You need to participate in a community to fulfil your potential

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Deolu Akinyemi

“The most powerful way to change the world is through community.” – Jay Samit.

The word “community” comes from the Latin term “communitas,” which means “shared in common” or “joint participation.” It is derived from the words “com,” meaning “together,” and “munus,” meaning “gift” or “duty.” If the word community is translated literally, it means “together in gift”. The term originally referred to a group of people who shared a common interest or purpose, such as a religious community or a guild of artisans. Over time, the meaning of the word has evolved to encompass a wide range of social groupings, from geographic communities to online communities and beyond.

Communities have the power to bring people together, foster a sense of belonging, and provide opportunities for social interaction and support.

There are many key benefits of being an active participant in a community, here are a few:

Social support: Communities provide a sense of belonging and emotional support. When people feel connected to others in their community, they are more likely to seek and offer help, advice, and encouragement.

Learning opportunities: Communities offer opportunities to learn from others, share knowledge, and develop new skills. This can be particularly valuable in areas like professional development or personal growth.

Increased engagement: Being part of a community can increase engagement and motivation. When people feel like they are part of something bigger than themselves, they are more likely to be invested in the success of the group and contribute their time, skills, and resources.

Networking: Communities provide opportunities to connect with like-minded people, which can lead to new friendships, professional connections, and other valuable relationships.

Collective action: Communities have the power to mobilize people around a common cause or goal. This can lead to collective action that has the potential to effect positive change in the world.

Overall, being an active participant in a community can provide a sense of purpose, social support, and personal growth that can be incredibly valuable to individuals and society as a whole.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” – Helen Keller

Share this with others, and let’s grow a formidable community.

 

Kind Regards,

Adeolu Akinyemi.

 

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