Humans are creatures who are constantly seeking to create connections and networks with other humans. No matter what we do, we find ways to connect–whether that’s through social media or interacting in person.
And we are all part of tribe. We all have “our thing”, where we identify with “people like us”. We find our tribe at different places. Most people have common interests, while others don’t, but we can decide where our tribe lies and explore more if that’s what we choose to.
Belonging to a group gives us confidence and strength. We can do things that we would never dare to on our own.
And because that’s the way we evolved. when the opposite happens and we are left out, it can be painful. When we’re left out of the group, it feels as though we’re missing out on something. Even worse, like something is missing from ourselves.