The organic nature of tribes (and why it is hard to leave)

People like us do stuff like this.

Tribes make us feel safe. They bring us closer together through unity, community and, most importantly, connection.

It is innate in all of us to fit in. To not stand out. To talk like the people around us. To eat, drink, exercise, dress, read…like us.

Which is why it is so hard to leave when the tribes views no longer coincide with your believes. So hard that it explains why human beings go to extraordinary lengths to fit in. Even in the worst of circumstances from sexual abuse to forced extinction of species to Holodomor.

When we leave our tribe we feel loss. Part of that spirit is gone. But that part can be filled again when we find the right tribe to embrace who we are and what we stand for.