A Sense of Community

The basic unit in this world is the family. It was instituted by God, Himself. The next unit is the extended family. Then comes the village around us. Then it moves to an area of villages and/or the state we live in. Because of our ethnic background, we will prefer the people around us. Even if the people around us are obnoxious, we will prefer them to strangers. Though, they may be obnoxious, but they are ours. Depending on the area that you live in, it will dictate how you will reaction to strangers. A good remnant of the Old South that is still prevalent down here,  is hospitality. We like to talk to strangers and welcome them among us. That is why south Louisiana is popular among tourists. There has always been a strong sense of family among Louisianans. It has to do with our culture, ethnic and religious background. The French and Acadian French people have that strong sense of community. Because it is life itself. If you look at their history and see how they were dispossessed and pushed from continent to continent. Family is the reason they survived. If you look at man’s history, a sense of community has allowed people to not only survive, but to grow and prosper. The French side of my family were both privateers and governors of the Louisiana Territory. They had to do both to survive in this wilderness call America. I’ll continue the story tomorrow.




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