But without further ado, here is what I wrote about 8-9 years ago about community:
"Much of what I’ve learned about community has come from being stuck living with too many people. Four years ago, it was living in a dorm that had fifty females and one communal bathroom: six showers, four toilets, and never enough hot water. Life was hard; school was hard. As a teacher, I could put up with working too much and too long because I knew that the students had no choice but to do the same if they ever hoped to follow their dreams of getting in to university when most others would be bribing their way in. We needed each other just to get through each day. Reaching out to help others and having others lift you up builds a strong community.