Good Community (Why its relevant)

Good Community

This blog presents a descriptive note on a good community. This blog mentions what a good community and why is it important to live in a good community. Here you will be told about the ways in which you can make your community a good and better place to live. So let’s not delay more and find out what is actually a good community.

Good Community (Why its relevant)

What is a Good Community? 

A good community is defined as a group of people living together safely, confidently, successfully, and happily. Each member in a good community treated equally. No crimes occur in a good community and the rate of poverty is also almost negligible. The people living in a good community have a good quality of life and their rights and values are always respected.

The Importance of Positive Communities

Positive communities hold great importance. Positive and motivating community effects and individuals overall well being, awareness about self and entire performance. Positive communities give opportunities to individuals for having positive experiences with people, feel safe, and connected with each other as well as the environment. Feeling connected also helps individuals gain support for the sympathy of people when they are in need of it. It also helps people in combating physical or psychological illnesses with bravery. 

Positive communities allow individuals to express their true selves without the fear of being judged. It creates a self of belongingness in people. As a result of this people feel free to express their ideas or opinions which help them in understanding each other’s perspectives more closely. 

Positive communities also support self-reflection and help individuals identify their values and beliefs.

Good Community (Why its relevant)

10 Traits of Positive Communities 

The 10 major traits found in positive communities include working towards a common goal, allowing freedom of expression, promotion of fairness and eliminating any kind of racism or discrimination, the setting of clear rules and obligations, maintaining empathy among community members, celebrating the success of community together, encouraging interaction between community members, selecting the leaders that support the values of community, maintaining effective communication and making smart decisions that result and progress of the community.

Four Attributes of a Good Community 

David McMillan and David Chavis perform several studies and found out that there four factors that positively influence the community. These four factors are known to be the determinants of a good community.

The four attributes of a good community according to David McMillan and David Chavis are:

  • Membership – it is the feeling of being connected to the community and welcomed in the community for we have contributed to the community.
  • Influence – it is the feeling that we have a right to speak on the community issues that affect us and our opinions are heard, valued, and respected. 
  • Integration and fulfillment of needs – it is the sense of need fulfillment. It is the responsibility of the community to fulfill the needs of the community members such as the basic needs of food and water, services, social interaction activities, and so forth.
  • Shared emotional connection – the feeling of being connected to each other in the community emotionally, socially, and so forth.

Recommended Books 

The following is a list of some books that can help you learn more about good communities. These books are a helpful source of finding out how you can contribute to forming a good community. To find out more about a good community in these books, you can access them by either searching them on the internet or by simply clicking them to get redirected to the page from where you can read these books. 

Good Community (Why its relevant)

What is a good community?

A good community is defined as a group of people living together safely, confidently, successfully, and happily. Each member in a good community treated equally. No crimes occur in a good community and the rate of poverty is also almost negligible. The people living in a good community have a good quality of life and their rights and values are always respected.

What makes a successful community?

A successful community is formed when the community members are encouraged to express their true selves, given opportunities for self-discovery, feel connected to each other, feel free to express their ideas, opinions, values, and perspectives, and so on.

Why is a good community important?

A good community is very important because it supports the community members, give them opportunities to interact and communicate effectively with each other, share opinions or experiences, and feel empathetic for each other. Good communities provide opportunities to community members to build up healthy, positive relationships with each other to develop a sense of belongingness etcetera.

How can you describe a healthy community?

A healthy community is defined as the community in which each member of the community is provided equal chances for accessing quality education, secure and healthy homes, good employment, transportation, social interaction activities, and nutrition in addition to good health care. 

What is the ideal community?

An ideal community is the one in which the members of the community don’t have to face discrimination on the basis of their color, race, sex, or caste. It is the one in which everyone is accepted along with their opinions, beleifs, and values. It is the one in which community members are provided with all basic necessities of life and each one of them can access the houses of worship, education, and recreational activities.

What are the 10 characteristics of a healthy community?

The ten characteristics of a healthy community include the absence of crimes, availability of adequate security to ensure the protection of the people, availability of basic necessities of life and services for people, presence of love and unity among people, absence of any kind of discrimination, fear of God,  access to health as well as affordable food, presence of educational facilities, emergency services, and employment opportunity. 

Good Community (Why its relevant)

This blog aimed to give you details about a good community. This blog explained what a good community looks like and why is it so important to have a good community. This blog mentions the traits and attributes of a good community. Various books are also recommended to you for finding out more about a good community. If you have any queries or questions regarding this blog, let us know through your comments. We will be glad to assist you. 

References

10 Traits that Make a Good Community by  Stephanie Caldow (2019)

What Makes the ‘Good Community’?

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Good Community (Why its relevant)

Nadejda Romanciuc

Nadejda Romanciuc holds a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a diploma in Addiction studies. She is part of the Romanian Association of Integrative Psychotherapy as a psychotherapist under supervision. She's practicing online counselling for over two years and is a strong advocate for mental health.