Curious what it means to be a Repair the World fellow? Here, current fellow, Jon Cohen (second standing, from right) talks about the true meaning of community from his perspective. This post originally appeared on Repair the World NYC’s Tumblr page.
Have you ever said a word so many times in a row that it became abstract? I have. Being a Repair the World fellow I’ve heard the word “community” a lot – whether it be the Jewish community, the Caribbean community, the Hasidic community, the communal living we do, etc. But this word is not like other words, because community isn’t something you define, it is something you sense and feel.
It is a word that seems to start off as abstract.