How We Connect

I cannot over-emphasize the importance of community, and I would like to point out the opportunities to socialize that it makes possible. Community brings us together and allows us to be known and know our neighbors. Socialization is at the heart of how people get to know and understand each other better.

This can happen at the dinner table, kitchen table, or in an inviting fireside living room. When we socialize, we connect and form relationships; it ought not to matter that we agree. It matters that we listen and understand each other.  That we accept and value each other as our neighbors and perhaps become friends.

To socialize is to place one’s self-front and center with others as they are to you. It is a meeting that brings strangers face to face. Where friendships may be born or where enough is enough. This is important to experience since knowing each other must depend on what we experience of each other; our behavior mixed in with words. It is why socializing is an experience of equals meeting with equals without any power or influence being placed on anyone.

We meet as equals—We get to hear and know each—We are important


Author: Sy Ogulnick

Sy Ogulnick received a BA from UCLA, Teacher’s Credential from Los Angeles Board of Education and completed phase I (Master’s portion) in a Doctor of Behavioral Science program at California Coast University. Sy leased and operated a summer day camp in LA. He and his wife then purchased virgin wilderness land in Northern CA, where they built and operated a coed summer camp. They moved to Las Vegas, NV, and purchased, built and operated a community children’s program for families staying in a major resort casino in Las Vegas. They have created programs for children nationwide that employed many people and in the process developed successful training programs for personnel. This led Sy to lecture on how to train staff and the creating of community within the workplace. Sy was then invited to speak at professional conferences on how best to hire and train employees, which led to his becoming a consultant in the art of improving relationships in a work environment and eventually to his epiphany that “Leaders are the primary problem and the answer to the personnel issues that arise in the workplace.” Sy has written numerous papers on the subject of interpersonal relationships, leadership and power. He has lectured throughout the United States, has been interviewed by the media and has appeared on many radio and TV talk shows

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