Choosing Our Communities
Lots can be said about a community based on what’s important to them.
Some communities value internships, others value building things, while some value relationships.
Once you’re in these communities, it’s like getting trapped in a whirlpool, you can try to swim out but it’s inevitable. Most will get sucked in but the allure of prestige and social status.
Joining a community that doesn’t align with your values is an energy suck. But joinng a community that does feels magical.
We have agency over what communities we choose to join, but much less agency when we’re apart of that community.