Thursday, February 5, 2009

MIS from "Thinking about Social Change in America"

"Trustworthiness lubricates social life" (page 21)

Because this sentence could possibly contribute to every single reading we do in this class, I think it is very important and effective. As we talked about social capital and look into the relationship between the community and and individual and how each benefits; the basis of this relationship is trust. In order for social capital and social life to flourish, trust needs to be established in the interaction of individuals. This quote is very much related to any personal interaction, in order to believe in a community and contribute to its expansion, one needs trust and to believe in the outcome. Social life is built upon trust in order to create "mutual benefit" between both an individual and its community. An entire community based upon trust and personal responsibility will generate a better community.

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