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could you live in a commune?

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posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 10:32 AM
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From what I understand is a more modern commune, instead of living like the Amish basically, is where you have your own community, but it is not necessarily appliance free or there is no one interacting with the outside. It is still kinda like a neighborhood. The difference being is that there is a commitment from everyone living there to help each other, live together.
You have the people who work who can buy the stoves, but all the people who don't work get together and prepare a meal for everyone to eat together.
That is the best way to describe it. They all take turns babysitting. They all work in teh gardens. Houses are open to everyone to come and go.

I think what it basically boils down to is village life.




posted on Feb, 28 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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I lived in a commune as a child, and I visited or spent time in several other communes in the hippy period of the 60's and early 70's. In the 80's I gravitated more to the cults, but it was just about the same.

I entered this thread with some trepidation, but ask anything.
Pose a specific question and I'll answer it from personal experience.



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 02:09 PM
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Originally posted by uk today
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But I guess the question would be kinda how far would you go to shield them from outside pressures??? Would they inevitably be influenced by the materialistic lifestyle that they would encounter away from the commune ???



Heya! Scarlett's back from a manic weekend!

Aanywhoo, you talk about sheltering the kids from the outside? I dunno, would you? Like why not just show pros n cons?

It;s like, you got this gorgeous life of freedom n simple pleasures where you're soooo happy, and then out there is a life of rat racing dollar chasing!

What would you choose? Easy really!



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 02:26 PM
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Hey Scarlett


Wow, manic weekend sounds cool !!
I've kinda been ill, think it was an allergic reaction to all the # they put in stuff.....Aaaaaargh !!!

Lot to be said for organic produce, makes that commune sound VERY inviting at the mo !!

And yeah, children are influenced by what they're taught.....you're right babes, no contest really between happiness in a loving, hippy environment, compared to the dog-eat-dog world that awaits outside !!

peace n love xx



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 02:32 PM
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Originally posted by anxietydisorder
I lived in a commune as a child, and I visited or spent time in several other communes in the hippy period of the 60's and early 70's. In the 80's I gravitated more to the cults, but it was just about the same.

I entered this thread with some trepidation, but ask anything.
Pose a specific question and I'll answer it from personal experience.


Hey there baby


Ok---was living in the 60s the dream we envisage it to have been ???
Free love, flower power, love the one you're with stuff ???
Would you have chosen that life for yourself as a child given a choice ??




posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 02:33 PM
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Aaaaaw hon you've been ill? Sure hope you're alive n kicking again!


Yes yes yes to organics! Oooh, we've just started sellin like soaps, balms perfumes n things all made of good natural stuff!

Beeswax and essential oils are heavenly...

I so want to learn how to do that! Wow, I could start a lil company off it!

Oh, back to the kiddies again, how kinda strange would it be to live this everyday life if commune life was your normality? Growing up with that frame of mind must be soo interesting!

Peace n loadsa love right back at ya hon! xx

[edit on 1-3-2010 by xFey_Scarlettx]



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 02:38 PM
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Yeah babes still alive n kickin

Spent the afternoon watching a couple of Luc Besson movies and did some meditating and it seems to have worked, feel soooo much better now !!


Did you get my message about possibly meeting up sometime to discuss the commune idea ???




posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 02:42 PM
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Did you get my message about possibly meeting up sometime to discuss the commune idea ???






*Cough* Uk members meet up 2010*Cough*



[edit on 1-3-2010 by Rising Against]



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 02:52 PM
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Luc Besson? Cool!

Lemme guess, you watch Leon? I LOVE that film!


I quite fancy Dr Strangelove tonite, been aages since I saw that


Ooh yeah I got your message hon, and yeah we should so meet up to chat over this! Hope you're a fan of cafes!



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 02:57 PM
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Hey I've checked out your thread and got the PERFECT place for the ATS meet up


Harrogate.....
I'll be here waiting to welcome you all



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:00 PM
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Already decided on going to worcester now


I think you as well as everyone else should come though, it should be so much fun to see everyone from this site in person lol

[edit on 1-3-2010 by Rising Against]



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:04 PM
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Originally posted by xFey_Scarlettx
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Luc Besson? Cool!

Lemme guess, you watch Leon? I LOVE that film!


I quite fancy Dr Strangelove tonite, been aages since I saw that


Ooh yeah I got your message hon, and yeah we should so meet up to chat over this! Hope you're a fan of cafes!


Actually it was "Nikita" and "Leon "

Oh, I saw Dr Strangelove a couple of yrs ago...Peter Sellers is soooo good in it !!

I'd love to meet up baby, Cafe Rouge here in Harrogate would be just perfect for a chat, wow got quite a lot of ideas running on this commune idea as well, so prepare for a Cappucino overload, we could be in there for quite a while !!


spread the love xxx



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:06 PM
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There's a meet up of members? Weird... I've only been on here a week, is it really the done thing?

Still, I do have a good friend living near worcester.. Give it a maybe/possibly..

God, check out noncommital chick over here....



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:09 PM
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Originally posted by Rising Against
Already decided on going to worcester now


I think you as well as everyone else should come though, it should be so much fun to see everyone from this site in person lol

[edit on 1-3-2010 by Rising Against]


Worcester ??


I've got to travel to Worcester ??


Mmmmm......
God, I'm kinda speechless !!!
Who picked Worcester eh ??
Where is this place ??
Does it have power and running water n stuff ??






posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:10 PM
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Haha!!! Hopped up on decadent cappuccinos talkin about the dropout commune life! I love the irony!!


God I love cafe rouge.. I sometimes drift into french daydreams with the jazz they play

Not one in kendal though.. In Penrith maybe, but it's such an oldie town!


Yes hon, I defo think we should do that!



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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Blame Haydn_17




Although Personally i wouldn't mind anywhere tbh

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posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:14 PM
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Originally posted by uk today

Worcester ??


I've got to travel to Worcester ??


Mmmmm......
God, I'm kinda speechless !!!
Who picked Worcester eh ??
Where is this place ??
Does it have power and running water n stuff ??





I'll say this, my buddy don't rate it that much!

Elgar n Worcester Sauce all it's got goin for it!

It's friggin miles away from both of us hon..



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:28 PM
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Don't worry sweetie, we'll use our Goddess powers to lure them into civilization !


I hate Worcester sauce----Eeeew----



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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Yeah but I hear the factory's like Willy Wonka's!


Hate to fall in the 'river of sauce' though.. Eeeeew!!


I wonder if they got Oompa Loompas...



posted on Mar, 1 2010 @ 03:35 PM
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Originally posted by Rising Against
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Blame Haydn_17




Although Personally i wouldn't mind anywhere tbh

[edit on 1-3-2010 by Rising Against]


Great---Harrogate here you come baby !!

Now Hadyn_17 could be a problemo ??
Might have to cast a little spell on this one, use a little magic ???
Mmmm....or a bribe ??



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