Dear David Brooks, I liked your "long voyage" column, but community-building isn't at odds with freedom. Community comes from cowboy-like initiative. Community happens when people have freedom. Individualism and freedom leads to community entrepreneurialism, not just business entrepreneurialism. Individuals, free to self-organize -- into business AND community forms --- solve their own and others' problems. The yearning to be free is a yearning to be effective, powerful, and in control of one's destiny -- sometimes yearning for maximum profit, sometimes yearning to achieve other goals. That "complex web of institutions" you write about includes, for example, webs of women who grabbed their freedom to assemble and associate and have self-organized into thousands of Moms Meetups to solve all kinds of problems. That's not market/capitalist freedom, nor liberal communitarianism, nor expert-driven central engineering. It's simply untrammeled freedom that produces "the good life" you write about.