John Gatto has me mad

I am re-reading “Dumbing Us Down” and although I don’t necessarily agree with John’s spiritual views, the stuff in this book rings so true regarding community versus networking. Community respects our need to be part of a family, to be regarded as special because we are part of that community, while networking exists to be efficient and to have each person valued solely for the job or skill or idea they can bring to the table. While the need for networks is obvious, they can’t take the place of communities.  We have evolved into people looking for family in networks and not in communities.

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