In the real world, human beings meet face to face. They see each other in the market, at the park, at their kids’ soccer games, and at community get-togethers. They support each other at their places of worship and over the back fence. And they support each other’s businesses.
Your home is not just a house. It’s the center of your social world. It’s the place where you’re known best. It’s also where you share your life with friends and business associates, both old and new.
We all belong to many communities. Some – like your family – are intimate. Next in line may be your close friends, then friends at your place of worship. At the outer edges may be close business associates. The geographic center of your world is your home, but we all belong to many communities.
From time to time, your community may expand. You buy a new home and meet new neighbors. You get a new job and gain new colleagues. You join a club and make a new friend. CONFIHOME makes it easier to build your personal community.
A great man is always willing to be little.
There is a universal respect and even admiration for those who are humble and simple by nature, and who have absolute confidence in all human beings irrespective of their social status.
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It's not something you learn in school. But if you haven't learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven't learned anything.
We can all make a difference in the lives of others in need, because it is the most simple of gestures that make the most significant of differences.
A friend may be waiting behind a stranger's face.
To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
Avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men.
What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.
We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.
You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art...... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.
Whole cities are held together through friendship. And friendship comes in different varieties. There are best friends, and there are those who share our passions. Some friendships are merely utilitarian, but even these are important to keeping a city strong.
Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is slow-ripening fruit.
You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.
Community depends first of all on each of us recognizing that we need others. This means acknowledging that, in reality, we are not self-sufficient. Even the most capable among us need others! Sadly, not everyone recognizes this fact.
To foster community, sometimes all that is needed is a willingness to visit with others. To take the time to inquire about their family, their work, their plans. Or to share a recipe, a cup of coffee, or even a meal.
Sometimes true neighborliness will require more. To build true community, sometimes our neighbor’s problem must become our problem.
In encouraging the practices that build community CONFIHOME seeks to invite others to join us. In this way we hope to embody what we are seeking to encourage in others.