“People had changed – or rather fridges had changed them. Mrs. Munde felt that being able to store food for longer periods had broken down the community spirit. There was no need to share now, no need to meet every day, gathering your veg or killing a few rabbits.”
-Jeannette Winterson, Boating for Beginners, 1985
Communities can form out of necessity, but also out of common interests or goals. Now we just seem to have more choices. We may not need community for our physical survival, but we do need it for our well-being. We gravitate toward each other, and to communities where we can help and support each other in various ways.