Sunday, May 17, 2015

And the Commune Failed

Two men set out to create commune based on spirituality and old-fashioned farm work, but nobody else was interested:
“Everyone just wanted to watch us work, and that got old real fast,” Johannes said.

1 comment:

G. Verloren said...

It's a cultural limitation - it's very hard to convince people who have lived their entire lives commercially to switch to a communal lifestyle. It's like trying to shift from a calendar culture to one that doesn't mark the passage of time at all.

Embracing a notion entirely antithetical to one you've based your entire life around is difficult at best, and often simply not possible or feasible. Success in promoting something like this is instead best achieved by establishing the desired culture early in an individual's life, instead of trying to overwrite a lifetime of experience later on.