What does it mean to be a part of something? What is community.

I see how I seek to create it everywhere. I am naturally inclined to bring people together and share and express the things I love and the things that interest and excite me.

Every person in a community is valuable, I truly believe this in my core. And yet I know each of us have felt somewhat disposable at some point in our lives. So what’s with that? Why is it so much easier to look at someone else’s value and asses and recognize it and it is so easy to forget our own.

I believe in the power of media and I believe in the power of the Internet. I believe it is a place we can connect with each other.

The little experiment I was conducting with posting everyday and looking to get more peeps involved was really an exploration of this community building process for me.
And I loved it. But now the big ticket question, the question that is the next step for the evolution of my journey… wow… that sounds so epic… WHY?

Build a community… beautiful, fun, cool… Let’s do it. But what if there is more to it than that? What if a community with a potent purpose or goal is possible? A community with an intention. Not a church or religion, not a political party, but an intention to elevate all of humanity… equally, compassionately and wholly?

Cool!

Let’s do it…………………………………………………………………………….

Got any ideas?

xo
allison

PS: The video is something rad one of my many partners in crime sent me! Thought it was fitting given my post… Connect why?

Add yours Comments – 64

  • Lauren

    on November 1, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I wouldn’t agree that the internet is all good. Yes you can connect with people but most of the time over msn or myspace, or at least something along those lines. I wouldn’t say talking over the internet is always a happy story e.g. Megan Meier was one of millions that talking over the internet affected.

    sorry for being so dull!!

  • Brittany

    on November 1, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Hey Allison, great video. I am incredibly proud of how you brought us all together into this wonderful community where we can communicate and share our feelings and thoughts with you. I really liked the video. The internet is an amazing thing and it would be quite hard to form communities like this if we didn’t have it. I think expanding this community is incredible and I hope more and more people find this website because it is a truly amazing place and it’s a great opppurtinity to get to know the lovely Allison Mack! I have to say it again but I’m so proud of you! The connection I have with this website and you means a lot to me beacuse I feel like I’m getting to know you better and better each wonderful post! I love how we can build communities and connect with so much wonderful people across the globe. It’s an amazing thing to have and I think everyone needs to be part of a community. Wonderful subject Miss Mack!
    Much love and support,
    Brittany XOXOXO
    P.S. I watched Smallville again the one where Clark fears his indentity will be revealed and the twist you character does at the end really shocked me. Oh man this season is just full of surprises!

  • Bouroux

    on November 1, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Hi Allison.
    You have another fan.
    “Writer Geoff Johns talks about his upcoming Legion episode.
    by IGN TV
    October 31, 2008 – IGN
    Tom [Welling], Allison [Mack] and Kristin [Kreuk] are in my episode and they are freaking amazing.
    Elaborating on the Smallville actors, Johns said, “Allison is not only an amazing actress, and she had to do some pretty intense things in this episode, she’s the nicest person ever. She’s also incredibly respectful of the fan base of the show and how far reaching it is. Every line she delivers makes you smile.”
    It’s totally true, more I see you, more I smile. Don’t change, we are proud of you.
    Have a good weekend.

    Claude.

  • Aysha

    on November 1, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Scott: I see what you mean.

    Brittany: That ending totally blew me off course too! I am sure there is more than meets the eye with that ending….

  • taylor nikole

    on November 1, 2008 at 9:03 pm

    ^^
    its just a show….
    *sigh*

  • Sarah

    on November 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    My favorite part of the video: “I am who I say I am… on the internet.”

    It’s really astounding to think about what the internet has done to people around the world. We can CONNECT to so many people and that’s just it–we are who we SAY we are! There’s so many things that just stop mattering! You know people better by their online avatars than how they really look. You sometimes don’t even know gender let alone race when having a discussion. Man… it’s so awesome.

    Thanks for the reminder about how awesome the internet is. If I could just find a way to make time slow down when I’m using it so I don’t end up wasting so much time with it. 😛

  • Puffy

    on November 1, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    taylor nikole – want a troll shooting gun?

  • jennygirl

    on November 4, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    *protectively dusts off the “Smallville” pedestal*

    I thought Thursday was lovely.

  • Darwin

    on November 5, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Yes jennygirl Thursday WAS lovely!

    I think “no-one” confused his venues, as the FORUM is for Smallville commentary…not the blogs.

    Easy mistake to make though! *smiles*

    And such lovely comments from such caring and thoughtful people on the topic of community!

    An inspiration to be certain! Enriches lives worldwide!

    This exchanging of thoughts and ideas.

  • Celestial2920

    on November 5, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Wow! Incredible video!

  • Tressa Bailey

    on November 5, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    Alison, you remind me of some of the “hippies” (free spirits) I knew as a child. That is a compliment. As a young child in the 60’s and early 70’s, it was all about building a better world with acceptance and original thought. Somehow my generation didn’t understand. We messed it up as adults….locked ourselves in green back cages in yuppieville and tried to ignore our neighbors. I hope your (which is my children’s) generation succeeds where we and our parents failed. To be honest, with voices like yours, and those of my children (more verbal than blogging)… I’m feeling pretty optimistic these days. I only hope I live long enough to see it.

  • Shawn

    on November 16, 2008 at 4:38 am

    I would like to say that I really think thats very deep and awesome! How very cool. I loved it! Its so true!

    Keep the peace love! =)

  • Kleber Forte

    on November 17, 2008 at 6:41 am

    Hi!
    Let’s try!

    Here in Brazil, many people do that with other people, you me surprisingly with this attitude and that is why it is also beautiful inside and see something human in you, as sympathy and wish that the world may be better to love a couple more to the other.
    We are not disposable, they do not understand ok. kisses from a friend here in Brazil. let’s try.

  • Washi

    on March 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Une communauté ne saurais existé sans le bon vouloir de chacun de ses membres, de même qu’une communauté dont l’un des membres ne cherche pas le bien des autres qui en font partie, est voué à se perdre dans les méandres de l’échec, pouvez-vous me dire ainsi combien de communauté fonctionnent réellement bien ? Et surtout quelles sont celles qui marchent le mieux ? Vous avez mon e-mail, Mlle Mack, répondez moi en anglais s’il ne vous prend pas l’envie de le traduire en français ou demandez moi la traduction si vous ne savez lire ces quelques mots.