A community is the smallest unit of a nation. It’s a unit of social interaction where people share things in common. People in a community share believe, culture, religion, value, identity and unfortunately disease.
Understanding your community
- Settlement community is a place where people live to do things in common. For example, your village is a perfect representation of what a community look like. It’s a setting of people who practice some sort of respect for what they believe and value.
- Work community is a place of interaction between colleagues and co-workers. this is where people share experiences through practice. They share common value when they work on a project to achieve their goal.
- School community is a place of intellectual interaction where people engage in teaching and learning.
- Market community is a place where those in the community participate in trading- buying and selling of goods and services.
- Religious community is a place where people set up for themselves some believe and practice and profess them. It could be a church, mosque, shrine, etc. The community dwellers hold dearly their believe as the source of their existence and safety.
One thing is common among the various forms of communities highlighted above. They all have a central goal that drive them. That goal if pull away will scatter the people and leave a vacuum.
Therefore, a community is glue together by a force, which can best be described as common purpose that keep people together. When that common purpose is altered or disrupted or interferes with, the community lost her value and enter into a state of commotion and non-existence. This is the reason so many communities today, even nations are glamouring for division, independence and what have you; because the purpose that held them together has eluded them.