What's more important to you: community or privacy?
I have got mine, f@ck you!
A measure of both is necessary. Too much of either is detrimental. A close-knit, helpful community that mostly minds their own business would be the ideal.
I believe that the individual trumps the collective. Other than that, I don't see privacy and community as mutually exclusive. Just because I have a 21-foot tall concrete wall around my property, and a moat, doesn't mean that I can't visit with the neighbors over a barbecue.
I don't see the trade off unless we are referring to community as the "public good"
Keep outta my buisiness and I'll keep my foot outta your ass.
...and community? Is that not also a subjective concept?
I pick community due to the fact that privacy is only a perceived notion and to think otherwise is just fooln' yourself.
This house is the first we have owned with an attached garage. Could not agree more!
Nc - I posted that I do t want to get to know the neighbors. But, if they were as nonintrusive, yet watching out for you, as yours seem to be, I would change my vote.
If only we could see the results to the same question asked in October 2001
How else are they going to prevent one of 300 million guns from ending up on your plane? Not to mention explosives. This is the price you pay for " freedom" in America. Buck up bend over for the price of the 2nd amendment.
Run for city/town council. The correlation will be hard to miss.
Have been great neighbors. And even though we don't socialize more than small talk in the street now and then. We are, and always have been there for each other when needing a hand/tool/favor.
N: so it's you and you're wife.
N: you have 3 vehicles right?
Me: yes...why?? (curious look on my face)
N: well if I see only one car home and the garage door is open I know something is wrong.
Me: you're absolutely right!
I choose privacy. but have a story about community...first conversion with my neighbor went like this.
Those scans ought to be illegal under the 4th amendment against search and seizure unless there is probable cause. Hopefully a case will make it to SCOTUS eventually.
There was a time in this country when privacy was a critical issue to the left. That has sadly changed.
Suppressed - I've never seen this insensitive side of you. Frankly, I hope I never see it again.
Or if you've got the time you could read atlas shrugged but it's rather long
Have you lived through something like this? Have you had the media violate your home, garden and sacred moments? Try to understand the mixed feelings those people are experiencing.
I find it funny people said privacy but people post the most private things to the public!!! Not to mention the need for 300 of your closest friends to know you went to Target.....and no I don't use FB and I choose community.
I agree. This parents have no right to go on TV and decry the outrageous violence inflicted upon them. Shame on the media for covering it. We shouldn't even know this happened and then nothing would upset us when we lift our heads out of the sand.
Bad media, bad!
It does. It also sees the need for egoism as well.
I value some aspects of both, but if forced to choose, I'll take privacy over community.
I have always lived in big cities, except once. We lived in a small mountain town of 4000 people. They all knew everything about you. I am ok with that. However, the gossip mongers and power struggles were another kettle of fish.
We all battle with it to some extent.
You are welcome.
Hawkn - The media's actions are so insensitive, it's repulsing. I haven't been able to stomach any coverage after the first few hours of the initial report. I feel for you.
If someone in my community needed help, I would certainly contribute. For the most part however, everyone back off and leave me alone. Nothing worse than living in a small community where everyone sticks their nose in your business and wants to know everything about everyone.
As much as I love my privacy to check out and not have to deal with other people at times, I do appreciate a good community of good people. Even as frustrating as they are at times if you put your faith in others, they'll help you out when you need it.
Wed - exactly, I battle with that too :-(.
As long as the community doesn't threaten my privacy and it's safe, I'm fine
I much prefer privacy
I don't see how the two are even related.....
Humanity is in a sad state when it can't see the need for altruism.
Community...look for garages that aren't attached to the house, otherwise you may never see your neighbors, they may never see you, and you won't have each others' backs.
I like to have my privacy. In fact, I would love it if people just left me alone to do my own thing, that's how I roll. But, I feel in order for that to happen, I will need a good community around me. It makes me feel better with a functioning community around me, knowing other people are happy too.
@wedaslaves, love the way you stated that. Thank you.
Ayn Rand's book Anthem is very short but it depicts why we shouldn't conform to the group at the cost of all our individuality and privacy. I recommend it.
Privacy by a mile
This must be cowboys little sister. This is not the cowboy we know.
EB isolation is often a sign that depression is taking hold. Get out walk and be with people. It will stave off the depression that will set in if you isolate. We are social beings at our core.
Wow! I would not of thought it would if been this one sided.
I'll have to look those up. I am a huge community person. The results shocked me.
I live in a pretty good community but some places near me have heavy drug and gang influence it's important to have a good community
Certainly seems a polarizing comment.
Care to elaborate?
One thing that is wrong with America is this right here.