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With Community Membership comes Responsibilities
Lead Out loud
What goes around comes around in any community including HubPages
HubPages is a community developed for people to share ideas and expand awareness. The inevitable result of writing high quality content on subjects you feel passionately about is that you become a prolific writer, fluent in self expression with the ability to articulate ideas that may have never otherwise seen the light of day. It makes you clarify your ideas and opinions about matters dear to your heart and you become an authority on them. You become a more confident person and you attract likeminded people. The end result of holding fast to your lofty ideals serves to develop character and your reputation. Money follows reputation and not the other way around. We receive what we attract and we attract what we ourselves are. If in the main your motivation to write your hub is to develop a good reputation and keep your material relevant then what do you think will inevitably come to you?
Awareness of your Community
The world is a community, your country is a community, your town is a community, your family is a community and your own body is a community. What do you think would happen if your arm decided that it needed more blood than your brain? What if any one part of your body decided it was more important than any other and started to accumulate more and more blood leaving other parts of the body lacking in blood? These are silly questions because we don’t have any conscious control over the flow of blood. Our subconscious controls the flow of blood among millions of other complex tasks that enable us to get on with our lives. The perfect functioning of our own bodies is the role model for us to live a harmonious life in all the communities we inhabit. The problem is that many of us do not live in perfect harmony in our respective communities. We fail to see that we are each as important as each other and we depend on each other to perform our respective roles to the best of our ability in order to maintain peace, happiness, health and wealth not just for ourselves but the community we serve.
Your Community Needs More Heroes
Growing up in HubPages Community
As children we tend not to think too deeply about who we really are and our place in the cosmos, we spend our time playing. As we get older we start becoming aware of our place in the community and our responsibilities. Our attitude however is largely influenced by our upbringing and the authority figures who had the most influence on our values from the age of 0 to 5 years. It is during those impressionable years that the blueprint for our characters is created. We then stumble along through learning from our mistakes and if we are lucky enough to have the support of a caring loving family environment then we mature and take our places in the community contributing to the welfare of all and leading satisfying fulfilling lives.
I am relatively new to HubPages and liken my attitude when I first started in HubPages to a child playing. I knew nothing about blogging and was completely oblivious to all the rules and regulations that came with signing up as a member. I enjoyed the experience of being able to express my ideas and felt very proud of what I wrote. I hadn’t however taken the time to read the rules of the community I had joined. In the very first week I had committed most of the crimes and even got myself banned from forums so I no longer had the privilege to post my opinions on any HubPage forums. I didn’t know what spamming meant and I was posting the url to my first hub on every related forum I could find. I can now appreciate how annoying that must have been for other hubbers. It was a steep learning curve and I consider myself very lucky not to have had my membership revoked. In fact HubPages behaved like a enlightened parent should. It gave me room to make mistakes but warned me when I did so. At all times it was my choice to learn the lessons in order to become a responsible contributor to this wonderful community. My forum privileges have since been reinstated.
Ask not ...
Ask not what your community can do for you...
I have since learned that HubPages also provides its members with the facility to make money. I don’t fully understand this yet and to date I haven’t made a single penny from writing hubs. I have, however, gained wealth in so many other areas of my life from the experience afforded me by the HubPages community not least of which is the opportunity to create. I am confident that eventually money will come as a result of what I write but more as a consequence of my attitude to serve my community rather that to use it strictly for personal gain. I feel that the message of HubPages is inherently moral and that we can all benefit from the experience by holding fast to the basic principle of success in any community and that is to serve it as best we can knowing that what we give out will come back to us tenfold.
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- Awareness by Anthony DeMello in Amazon Books
Most of us don't even realise that we spend most of our lives in a trance operating on auto pilot. DeMello issues us with the challenge to wake up and live life with awareness.In waking up to reality we take responsibility for our own happiness.