Meet Mr. Thoreau
Please plan your perfect community, the place of your dreams. In doing so, please consider the following details of life for starters:
¥ What do people do for a living: do they work in the community (if so, at what?) or work outside?
¥ Is the community located in the city, suburbs, or country?
¥ How many people live there?
¥ How does one join?
¥ Do people live as conventional families? As isolated individuals? As a commune?
¥ Do men and women live together?
¥ Are children raised by by their birth parents or by the group, together?
¥ What is the school like? How is it organized? What is taught? Is it the same or different than L-S?
¥ What's a typical day?
¥ Who is a allowed to have sex, and at what age?
¥ Is there monogamy? Is there conventional marriage, or some unconventional arrangement?
¥ What kind of food is served?
¥ What is the division of labor in the community? How is it determined who does what? Are tasks different for men and women?
¥ How is it determined who gets what pay? Are people to be paid equally? Does all money of to the group? Does the surplus go to the group?
¥ Do young people date? What do teenagers do (up to the age of 18)? What's their role?
¥ Is there a common religion that binds the community together?
¥ How is the community governed?
¥ What is the name of community?
¥ Can anyone join? Can people take everything they bought with them if they leave?
Other issues and aspects of life?
¥ What would the community look like from a helicopter?
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