We humans wither outside of community. It isn’t a luxury, a nice thing; community is essential, and we need to be reminded of that. While I give to my community, other communities are no less deserving. I need to be reminded that when I form a connection with someone based on common experience, it is not because that someone is from Sudbury. It is because we are both human beings, and I am part of a global community.
We need to remind ourselves that this is our way of giving back to the community that we once destroyed, due to our circumstances.