Just like everybody else, you too were born alone and while growing up, you found the meaning behind your existence. But finding this is not enough because when you start moving to achieve what you always wanted, you have to face many challenges in this journey. These challenges can be anything such as:
- You are not sure what to do
- You are not sure how to grow
- You are not sure whom to look up to when in need
- You want to help but not sure how and whom to help
- You are not able to live life to the fullest
- You are not sure how to make a dent in the universe
There is one thing that can help you with all these challenges and that thing is a community. Yes, you heard it right. A community is a group of people who share common interests with you and want to share & learn new things altogether. That’s it!
An example of a community is a group of Buddhists who meet at the temple and chant hymns together.
Now, can you think of a few communities that you are a part of knowingly or unknowingly?
If NOT then let me tell you that you are a part of modern communities that have migrated from the offline world to the online world through the power of technology via platforms like WhatsApp, Facebook, telegram, etc. So a WhatsApp group where you and your friends talk about your common interests like your hobby or your work domain is also a form of community.
The positive side of online communities is that we can join them irrespective of our location and make the most of them even without meeting with other members in-person.
Now think again & count the number of communities you’re a part of? If you’re not using them then let me tell you how these communities will help you with your calling & a lot more.
As I have mentioned a bunch of challenges above, here I will be defining each challenge and how a community can help you overcome it.
You are not sure what to do
Solution: A community gives you a purpose in life and even a job sometimes
You are not sure how to grow
Solution: A community helps you explore your potential to the fullest
You are not sure whom to look up to when in need
Solution: A community helps you find mentors
You want to help but not sure how and whom to help
Solution: A community shows you ways to give back
You are not able to live life to the fullest
Solution: A community gives you friends
You are not sure how to make a dent in the universe
Solution: With a community, you can easily do it
Always remember: Everyone belongs to a tribe, either find yours or build one. We are over 7.7 billion people in the world, there will definitely be some people who’re similar and share a common interest with you. Why don’t you find those people via communities and if you can’t find a relevant one for your tribe then let’s start one? We have got you covered here [How to start a community?] if you are planning to start your own community