I dislike and avoid group-think.
I commit myself to looking after Hilly Fields and Cymbeline Meadows in Colchester. There are many other nature areas in Colchester, but I ignore those as I give my full attention to two adjacent areas where I have impact. It is hardly note worthy looking after two nature areas nobody outside of Colchester has heard of, not as awesome as saving the Amazon Rain Forest, rhinos or cute pandas. The bulk of my activity is picking up litter, occasionally removing graffiti and little actions to enhance the lives of animals in those areas. My reputation is of someone who religiously each day cleans out the litter from two nature parks. My joy is I make an impact, I can pick up litter when I like at 5am in the morning or 9pm at night, and I am winning the littering battle.
I have met by chance other residents who also pick up litter in Hilly Fields, also council officers and Councillors, resulting in a dynamic that could result in a network of people working together. I hate being part of collaborative groups with their bee-hive mind, run by self-appointed tyrants whose relative truth everyone must follow. I am happy as part of a network of people where I retain my independence to contribute when I can and in my way to meet a challenge such as picking up litter.
Last year I contributed significant resources into a group business project looking after a wood in Colchester, I pulled out of the project when both sides disagreed over the mission statement and the project undermined my business.
I and my business only contribute to the projects of others as independent uncommitted parties where there is a benefit for benefit trade, where the outcome advances a business aim and where the result is prosperity along the lines of health, happiness and abundance for everyone involved.
Every group that has promoted my community of Colchester fails due to self-interested empire builders, and I refuse to involve myself with them. I proposed a community website where all interested stakeholders can network in any manner or project they like, where no one individual or group controls the agenda. The challenge in Colchester is lack of networking and group-dictatorship.
In my business I am boss and I run the show, but in any project outside of my business I avoid being trapped and enslaved in group-think. I receive many offers to collaborate with others and I decline most of them.