Kaleb Watson, Former Marine
When Kaleb Watson signed up to teach welding to Joan Sciacca, a retired Honeywell engineer, he never anticipated how much he would learn. He realized that it's not just welding, it's passing on a way of life to his new neighbors, a commitment to resource conservation and self-reliance. And when they went shopping together to help her buy welding equipment, the deal was sealed - a relationship across almost every conceivable boundary. That relationship continues in a Whatsapp group that connects Kaleb to all his workshop participants.
Many people lament homelessnesses. Ask them if they are friends with or know someone, who is homeless, they'll usually say no. Ask people who are able-bodied the same about people with disabilities. Ask military vets who are trying to reenter society about their relationships with people outside of other vets. They'll tell you that they struggle to relate to people who haven't shared that experience.
Shared experiences build empathy, and shared experiences that are a struggle to achieve build authentic relationships. That sort of relationship building is critical to healthy communities. And it's not taking place on Zoom.
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