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    • bartadamley
      6 days ago

      One of the books I have set to the side to read is the "Great, Good Place" about hangouts within a community.. and this article very much reminds me of this.

      One of my worries, yet opportunities for innovation in a post-covid world is the opportunity to start activity within the community. there will only be an ever-increasing need for in-person interaction, as more of our work is able to be done remotely.. hence a growing need for stronger community.

      We should take inspiration from Benjamin Franklin's "Junto Club" as they stuck to helping out their community while also benefitting themselves.. in a true win-win fashion.

      Members of the Junto club were avid readers and intellectuals involved in their individual improvement and that of society. The Junto was a launching pad for many public projects. Out of the meetings came proposals for the creation of the first lending library, the Union Fire Company, the [University of Pennsylvania, volunteer militia, Pennsylvania Hospital.

      Who's trying to join a modern-day Junto Club?