Why Community is actually good for your child’s future

 

Did you know that you can predict your child’s childhood and foretell his future? Relax. This has nothing to do with astrology or palmistry. You can strategically place yourself – and subsequently your family – in an environment that will greatly influence your children’s childhood. Child Psychologist, Haim Ginott says, “Children are like wet cement, whatever falls on them makes an impression.” As parents, we want the best and most conducive conditions not just to raise them but to ensure that they have the right bedrock for a bright future.

Let’s take America for instance. Have you noticed that Silicon Valley is the hub for all things tech? Beverly Hills in Los Angeles for all things Hollywood? Or how Asians created a small niche for themselves in Hawaii? What of Connecticut and Massachusetts for the brains of America? Let’s come back home. Currently, Amen estate houses a lot of Nigerian music artists and celebrities, just like Banana Island for business moguls. What is the trend? Similarity. People have inclinations to living around their kind, especially because of the effect it will have on their habits, careers, and families.

In today’s world, communities exist for mainly practical reasons. Life’s necessities rarely come from one’s hands but rather from an intricate web of mutuality. As Eizu Uwaoma would say, “If a pilot and a medical doctor are put in a room to have a conversation for a while, they would discover that they share a common ground: Safety.” That common ground alone is enough to birth a community of people from different works of life, who can revolutionize the safety industry. The big idea is to share something, no matter how small, in common.

So, why is community important? Recently, I discovered that one of the biggest fears of people all over the world is not just dying lonely but dying empty. Community saves us from the isolation and alienation we fear, as well as gives us multiple opportunities to affect lives positively. It is about finding each other and a place we can call home. However, we are also compelled to build community because we bring a difference to a society that tends to magnify our differences, putting chasms between us. By dealing with these differences we confront the question of the social and economic foundations of our society. By building a community we put some order in our broken world.

Communities also help expand one’s network and build one’s net worth. One doesn’t have to go too far to render a service and vice versa because someone close by has just what they need. However, building communities is not supposed to encourage segregation. “At the heart of all that civilization has meant and developed is COMMUNITY – the mutually co-operative and voluntary venture of man to assume a semblance of responsibility for his brother.” This was quoted by the famous Martin Luther King Jr.

This is why it is important to build community – whether in the physical form of a premium estate with quality individuals living within, or the virtual form of social media groups hosting great minds. Peter Buffett, Warren Buffett’s son stated, “Economic prosperity may come and go, but values are the steady currency that earns us the all-important rewards.” Take it as a gift of love from you to your child and put them at an advantage by exposing them to quality minds and people in the same environment.

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