It is not hard to argue that relationships with other people are an important part of life. Everything we do, every part of our lives, is made better by sharing it with other people. We need friends, don’t we? But do we really know why we need them? It’s easy to approach community because we want it for ourselves, to look to those around us to makes us happy, but that does not work. The only way to build real community is by setting ourselves aside and truly putting other people at the center of our relationships.