BELIEFS SHAPE COMMUNITIES
Further legislation will attempt to make communities safer, and work will continue to help people feel more integrated and more tolerant. This is important because the actions people take are shaped by their behaviour. Behaviour is shaped by attitude. Attitude is shaped by Feelings. Feelings are shaped by what people Believe. Enforcement will hold people to account for their actions, but shaping people’s beliefs about each other is what will hep build better communities.
Volunteering breaks down barriers, enhances tolerance and gives people a better understanding of issues affecting their local community. People are comfortable with people like themselves. Some of the best volunteering activities I have experienced brings different communities together, working towards a collective aim, and gives people a chance to change their preconceived beliefs. Let’s do more of it.