Community…aspires toward stability.  It strives to balance change with constancy.  That is why community life places such a high value on neighborly love, marital fidelity, local loyalty, the integrity and continuity of family life, respect for the old and instruction of the young.  And a vital community draws its life, as far as possible, from local sources.  It prefers to solve its problems, for example, by nonmonetary exchanges of help, not by buying things.  A community cannot survive under the rule of competition.

Wendell Berry

Love Wins