After watching parts 1 and 2 of the 3 part documentary Triumph of the Nerds (http://www.pbs.org/nerds/), I have to say that I find myself inspired by the fact that, arguably, the entire personal computer revolution began as a result of what is today known as user groups. It makes me extremely proud of the fact that I founded the Orlando .NET User Group (http://onetug.org).
Getting a glimpse into the passion and determination of those early pioneers also inspires me to start plugging back into the community. An aspect that I've largely been disconnected from for the past two years due to work and life.
It is so important to think of the community as a whole instead of only your own personal ambitions. Who knows what world-changing effort will find it's roots in the central florida developer community. I don't know, but I'd like to say I was there :-)