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Vibrant People

Vibrant communities consist of vibrant people.

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Vibrant people are active - physically and mentally. They are willing to contribute, to overcome fears and improve their lives and the lives of others.

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Your post really stuck out to me, such a simple statement can carry such weight- Especially in regards to the issues Detroit is facing with the loss of vibrance in many of the neighborhoods and cultural centers- How will people improve themselves or their communities when they lack many of the necessary tools or the encouragement to do so. I agree with you a that a vibrant person can start making changes

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This concept seems to hit at one of the main problems for beleaguered towns. They are beset by so many problems and personal concerns that the people of those towns turn their focus inward. They begin to have the mindset of oppressed people. Thus, they lose the dynamic and inventiveness that comes from a freedom from worry. If we can get the people in these towns to revitalize themselves by alleviating their worries, then they may be able to become vibrant people.

However, way to pull them out of their malaise is by injecting this vibrancy into those towns. I suspect that this reason is why so many of the art projects score so high in this phase.

But what we really need is a way to create vibrancy in the people, in the city, in their society. Sadly, outside forces most probably will have to come to their rescue. This can be done by cities that are not dying. A campaign put on by nearby cities or challenges to their people could do it. These cities could bring in artists, speakers, educators, have parades, etc. The efforts could begin to wake up the people.

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Hi Braden, interesting post! Any chance you could find an image to go along with it? Images help grab attention and tell a story with higher impact. We know occasionally people have issues uploading images so let us know if you face any problems. You should be able to use the 'Update entry' button on the right of your post and follow the instructions to add images from there. Looking forward to seeing more of your inspiring ideas on OpenIDEO.

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Thanks. I'm new at this.