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Should communal living be the norm rather than the exception?

Asked by: MasturDbtor
  • No drawbacks, all benefits

    Benefits:
    1. Less loneliness-So many people wind up lonely in miserable or even happy marriages because they're so busy with everything they don't find time to make friends. Loneliness would not be a big problem with communal living.
    2. It's economically efficient. You save money by sharing utilities. The house you live in will likely be bigger and have more amenities available than
    3. Division of labor and child-raising. Responsibilities can be divided among more people. Things can be arranged easily so that children always have someone available and then everyone gets to have more time for career advancement and fun than they would if it was just 2 people trying to take care of a house and children.
    4. Stop the aging of the west which threatens to bankrupt countries by making it too expensive to take care of the elderly-More and more couples decide they rather just not have kids, that it's not worth the trouble. This is because old dogmas that having kids is what you're supposed to do have fallen away. There's no going back to ignorance. But all is not lost because raising kids is rewarding itself just that understandably some people choose that other rewards are more important. But if you consider communal living an option then you can more effectively manage to raise kids but also have time for career, a social life, recreation, and travel.
    5. Communal living does NOT mean we all become hippies or we abolish capitalism or anything other than people start living with larger groups of people. I think one thing that makes communal living unattractive is that communes often have ideological overtones of some sort or another. We need more ideology-free communes which are just "we're a group of friends who have decided it is beneficial to live together on the same property and start a family together."
    To promote this the word "marriage" should be struck from the law and replaced with "civil union" and the number restriction removed. This way friends could get the same benefits as married couples (adjusted to be fair to the fact that the more people you have the more chances you have to make money). It is not logical for special rights or benefits to go to people just because they are romantically involved with each other.

  • Yes, communal living should be the norm.

    I find the only drawback would be feeling as the your privacy is a little violated, but other than that, there are so many benefits. There would be no more need for a babysitter. You just take turns and everyone is the "parent." Chores; It would be easier to designate yours to everyone. It is the same as the Ronald McDonald house. You are all expected to do one chore to keep the uptake of the house. Everyone has their own room, and there is a common room and a large kitchen. We were there several times and the experience was amazing.

  • Yes, it has so many benefits.

    Yes, it has a lot of benefits and more people should do it. It should be available to more people. It makes so many things in life easier when you have a lot of people around to help you. Of course, this should be an option and people who don't want to live that way shouldn't have to.

  • Yes, communal living should be the norm.

    I find the only drawback would be feeling as the your privacy is a little violated, but other than that, there are so many benefits. There would be no more need for a babysitter. You just take turns and everyone is the "parent." Chores; It would be easier to designate yours to everyone. It is the same as the Ronald McDonald house. You are all expected to do one chore to keep the uptake of the house. Everyone has their own room, and there is a common room and a large kitchen. We were there several times and the experience was amazing.

  • Yes, it has so many benefits.

    Yes, it has a lot of benefits and more people should do it. It should be available to more people. It makes so many things in life easier when you have a lot of people around to help you. Of course, this should be an option and people who don't want to live that way shouldn't have to.

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