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Activism within the community…
Engaging with the people around you can significantly help you realise who you like and what your purpose is within your community. By this, I mean in clubs, social media, your following, and the way you help you others.
In a community setting, people thrive off the others’ energy. If you exert energy into a body of people, you’re going to reap the ripples of your own energy. But it’s all about finding this primary energy in the first place…
What does community mean to you? Is it a body of people at your school/college/uni/workplace? Is it your favourite group on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter? Is it your large family?
Become a part of a community, and you’ll all help each other out.
My experience as part of a community has been a fresh breath of air. I’ve always had something against online ‘cult’ groups – however as I’ve found out they’re not anywhere near resembling a cult. They’re a group of people with common interests from around the world that happen to use the internet as tool to help them find other people with common interests. In most cases, it’s completely innocent.
I like to use social media to connect with people with similar interests, hobbies and passions to me. I find that doing this grounds me and helps me create a difference between real life and social media. Twitter tends to be my favourite place to express my emotions and feel supported by people with the same morals as me.
Social media is a modern platform with tools to enable connections between so many different pools of people – and these tools have been adapted to help businesses expand and this has really helped skyrocket their profits and customer accessibility.
Communities can be work related – for example a business could create a small community with other similar businesses! This also stands, staying in the field of business for now) wholesaler companies creating a follower-following base consisting of only companies interested in their products.
Communities can also (more predominantly) be associated with more consumer-based people, such as fandoms for artists, artists themselves connecting with other artists, pet fan clubs, and sports groups.
Your hobby more or less has a community online. Try Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter or YouTube to find yours.
Thank you for reading, this was part three of three out of our self-help scheme. Thanks for following us through the journey, and we hope to embark on lots more little projects in the future.