I fear that in our modern world we have lost sight of what it means to be in relation to others. We have forgotten the benefits of living in community. Gone are the front porches where people would stop by and not just exchange plesantries but also share both needs and offers of help. IN many places, isolated, monolithic, gated communities have replaced neighborhoods where people of various social classes used ot mingle. Computer entertainment has replace pick-up basketball games. People keep to themselves.
--Dr. John Templeton, Thrift and Generosity, p. 94