Expanding the security of one’s family to embrace that of an entire community is what sets membership in a Self-Reliant Neighborhood apart living as an isolated family. What may have befallen one’s isolated family in the past need never be repeated when the kin of blood is expanded by the kith of community.
One’s ethical reach is extended as the focus of care expands. One becomes part of an extended family whose fate looks you in the eye whenever you line up for a community meal. The works of your hands and your mind spread into a community making all things under the Sun somewhat less vain.