Us humans are pack animals so to speak, albeit less “pimp-esque” like male lions and their pride of females. We’re stronger as a group and that’s a fact. Heck, earlier Homo sapiens could take down large mammoths just by a coordinated attack. This strong instinctual nature has filtered down, being ever-present in modern society. We construct societies built on similar foundations, ordering any outsiders to conform either by structured laws or just social pressure.
So is this why we conform, change our habits to suit the needs of the dominant group? Is this why we cling to Diasporas and/or religious orders? To feel like we belong, that we matter? Makes sense doesn’t it. It’s a void that we desperately want to fill and in fulfilling this urge, we become a collective, strong and powerful.
However, have you ever heard of the saying “your strength could be your weakness”? Well in my opinion, this strong urge can also make us vulnerable, exposed to those who could take advantage of those of us who want to belong so desperately that we would just about do anything to fit in.
But, enough about what I think. What do you think? Do you have that need, that undeniable craving to be a part of something bigger that just yourself? Something to think about perhaps…