Cassius Methyl from writes:

Do you ever go out in public, and feel a strong uncomfortable feeling around other people?

It’s comparable to two opposing poles of magnets: if you go out in any city in the US, you’ll probably notice a growing disconnect between people.

Smart phones seem to exacerbate this disconnect between people, and people resort to staring at phones instead of making conversation or eye contact. Many people will quickly turn away if you make eye contact, trying to avoid feeling that uncomfortable “opposite magnet” feeling.

To steer the direction of our society, to have a say in our future and our culture, we have to build community again.

Our sense of community, our reliance on each other socially and economically, has seriously deteriorated in the past century.

It took something from us to start buying food from grocery chains, to rely on disconnected, benign corporations for the necessities we consume: we lost the community spirit, culture, and unity that can only come out of depending on each other economically, buying food and goods from each other and having independent business in the community.

In that context, understanding how the culture of communication between people has been eroded, this article will present 5 ideas for repairing our sense of community.

1. Hold movie, documentary screenings in your community

One way to connect with people in your community is to hold regular movie or documentary screenings.

A simple screen and projector with a little venue could bring a whole neighborhood of people together. If you put on an informative documentary with pertinent info about how the world really works, maybe you’d be participating in another kind of meaningful change.

For instance, there used to be weekly documentary screenings at a coffee shop in Seattle called Black Coffee. This was a hub of thinking people that brought people in the community together.

2. Regularly feed, clothe the homeless in your community: make it an event to look forward to, to spend time with each other

Activist groups such as Food Not Bombs or New Era Detroit showed everyone how it could be done. New Era Detroit delivered over 1 million bottles of water…

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About the Author

Cassius Kamarampi is a researcher and writer from Sacramento, California. He is the founder of Era of Wisdom, writer/director of the documentary “Toddlers on Amphetamine: History of Big Pharma and the Major Players,” and a writer in the alternative media since 2013 at the age of 17. He focuses primarily on identifying the exact individuals, institutions, and entities responsible for various forms of human slavery and control, particularly chemicals and more insidious forms of hegemony: identifying exactly who damages our well being and working toward independence from those entities, whether they are corporate, government, or institutional.

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