INTO Magazine. edition 01
Groups - Why do we seek a sense of belonging?
Our world is constantly shifting – socially and historically.
And as social beings, we are dynamic, multifaceted, complex, and erratic.
But we want to make sense of it all. We build our identities through interactions and the interplay of affections, and reflect upon ourselves continuously.
We are each part of a language, perhaps a location, a sexuality, a gender – or many. Maybe an aesthetic preference, a vocation, an ethnicity, or a faith. Our shared lived experiences bring us together in our pursuit of connection.
We meet certain criteria by ‘doing’ and ‘being’– sometimes
(The ugly side of the coin is, it can also enable social divide.)
Forming a sense of belonging requires both personal and social recognition as
Are we – at least partially – defined by our sense of belonging?
Text: Camila Pedersen Sierra - Cultural analyst.
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