Many know that I'm often advocating for folks to do their own thing. But on the flip side, I'm equally a proponent of forming and being part of a community. If necessary, create in isolation, but share your findings with the masses.
There are three types of communities that we tend to align ourselves with:
1. Internal communities: our sources of inspiration that exist primarily in our hearts and minds. Folks whose music, philosophy, and vision we've internalized deeply.
2. Virtual communities: Those with whom we interact online, usually through social media.
2. External communities: those with whom we interact in person.
Ultimately, human to human relationships tend to be most impactful. But these are not always feasible. And sometimes they can be more trouble than they're worth. Which is why it's essential to recognize and to be open to the other two types of communities mentioned.
As far as defining a community, I see it like this:
- One person: Alone
- Two persons: Sharing with a friend
- Three persons; Sharing with a few pals
- Four or more: Now, you've got yourself a community!