I think of my community as my spiritual community mainly, but I also have an academic community. My spiritual community is my tribe, it's my extended family. They're people who love and nurture me, respect me, challenge me, and in turn I love them, help them, and have the utmost respect for them. I'd be so much poorer for never having known my tribe.
My academic community challenge me too, they inspire me, and encourage me to keep going, keep trying and keep striving.