1) Communal sociality is a process of filtering back
and forth what is best for the individual and what is best for the
2) Social leadership is, by definition, the position
of determining where groups draw the line between the pursuit of those
two ideals in very practical ways.
3) "Zion" is the idea that
there is an ideal balance between the two - a condition of community
(communal unity) that serves both ideals properly - where unity exists
4) My role in creating Zion is to strive
to find the type of individual balance between the two general ideals in
my own, internal life and work to help others find that type of
individual balance in their own, internal lives. If I am a "leader" of
some sort, obviously I have more potential to help more people, but I
don't see my role as "attacking" or "changing" anyone; rather, I see it
as being a "helper" or "servant" of anyone and everyone.
Thus, all I can do is "offer" - consistently, humbly and without
expectation. I can't "demand" or "command". I also must be willing to
learn from everyone I'm trying to serve - and, in practical terms,
sometimes that is the hardest aspect of Zion of all.
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