Can’t think of a better one about a certain rad community than Comic Con happening at the moment here in Mumbai, 21-22 December 2013! It’s dubbed as Mumbai Comics & Films Convention here additionally, since it’s just starting to grow here.
I often write (and talk!) about loneliness and being alone. It’s something I personally quite struggle with, perhaps all my life, circa rise of the Internet. Well, in a manner of speaking all those in their 20s and 30s today practically grew up with it. And yet, out there I’m always surprised at finding that I’m not alone in my thoughts, and there are those who put things so quite brilliantly that I can’t help but smile (with my head spinning at the same time)
The Innovation of Loneliness from Shimi Cohen on Vimeo. (for some odd reason the vimeo video isn’t being embedded here)
via Upworthy, sharing the exact sentiments. In a world where we collect friends like stamps, here’s some sense for our social networks. At 0:40, my jaw hits the floor when creator Shimi Cohen outlines the capacity of our social circles. And when at 2:20 he gets into the mind-blowing reason hitting delete is a crutch… Yup, my brains were pretty much leaking out my ears.
Do watch and share (oh the irony) the video. Now I really need to talk to someone.
Your entire community — however you define that; your hometown, your neighborhood, your family, your colleagues — is guaranteed to read your blog tomorrow. Write the post you’d like them all to see.
I don’t know what I would like to share with a large group that I’m certain who are going to read, nor have achieved something yet to talk about. I basically put down what I like, basically for myself with the hope whoever sees my blog likes it too.
And I don’t have anything at the moment to promote either. Okay there are, but I’ve already done that or keep doing it.
What does your ideal community look like? How is it organized, and how is community life structured? What values does the community share?
My idea of an ideal community was which I made in the game The Sims 2 and later on in The Sims 3 many years ago. Don’t think to what extent that’s possible in real life. For now all I can hope for is people to not get hurt, mugged or raped you know, looking at the current situation everywhere.