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There seems to be plenty of stories of failed community living situations. If one wants to create a long term, sustainable living situation, how detailed should the 'entry process' be? I have read many threads about issues involving food disagreements and chore slacking. Is it possible to weed out the majority of these issues ahead of time?

If you were establishing your own community and got to choose the participants what woud be your screening process?
 
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I suspect you would get rid of most problems if you only accepted those who showed a lifetime (or let's say years) of service to others and not so selfish pursuits. The key to community is.... community. Those who think that society will do just fine if we all exploit as much as we can aren't suitable for a community, perhaps not for a society either.

Watch what they say - do they talk about how they will benefit, or how the group will benefit from them being there.
 
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Fred Morgan wrote:I suspect you would get rid of most problems if you only accepted those who showed a lifetime (or let's say years) of service to others and not so selfish pursuits. The key to community is.... community. Those who think that society will do just fine if we all exploit as much as we can aren't suitable for a community, perhaps not for a society either.

Watch what they say - do they talk about how they will benefit, or how the group will benefit from them being there.



I think you bring out a good point about listening to how people talk. The 'years of service' is a bit difficult. How would you define it? Most likely I would not fit the typical definition myself.

 
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