Earlier in the week, I interviewed Lyn Pace who is the Director of Service Learning at Wofford College in Spartanburg, North Carolina. He and his students were at Koinonia Farm in Americus, Georgia, to learn about intentional Christian communtiy as part of class on the dynamics of community in America. Pace told me “individualization” has been promoted in society and the “most successful person” seems to be the one who has the most powerful job, most money, etc… So, in essence, they become the least reliant on others. Conversely, it is interdependence between people that tends to form the strongest sense of community. People needing people. What’s more, Pace pointed out that often when someone is insulated with all their stuff, so to speak, it’s easier to overlook “the man sitting on the street” because you are so far removed from his/her plight. Note: This was our last interview at Koinonia Farm.