Something is missing

Welcome to Connectable —

“Most people today are not getting what they want. Not from jobs, not from their families, not from their religion, not from their government, and, most important, not from themselves.

Something is missing in most of our lives.

Part of what’s missing is purpose. Values. Worthwhile standards against which our lives can be measured. Part of what’s missing is a game worth playing.

What’s also missing is a sense of relationship. People suffer in isolation from one another. In a world without purpose, without meaningful values, what have we to share but our emptiness, the needy fragments of our superficial selves?

As a result, most of us scramble about hungrily seeking distraction, in music, in television, in people, in drugs.

And most of all we seek things.

Things to wear and things to do.

Things to fill the emptiness.

Things to shore up our eroding sense of self.

Things to which we can attach meaning, significance, life.

We’ve fast become a world of things. And most people are being buried in the profusion.

What most people need , then, is a place of community that has purpose, order, meaning.

A place in which being human is a prerequisite, but acting human is essential.

A place where the generally disorganized thinking that pervades our culture becomes organized and clearly focused on a specific worthwhile result.

A place where discipline and will become prized for what they are: the backbone of enterprise and action, of being what you are intentionally instead of accidentally.

A place that replaces the home most of us have lost.”

  • Michael Gerber