The power of community: why does belonging matter?
Belonging is a fundamental human need. It’s the feeling of being accepted and connected to a group or community, and it’s essential for our mental and emotional well-being. When we feel like we belong, we’re more likely to be happy, confident, and fulfilled. But when we don’t feel like we belong, the opposite is true.
The positive impacts of belonging are numerous. When we feel like we belong, we’re more likely to form strong, meaningful relationships with others. This can provide us with a sense of support, security, and connection that is essential for our overall well-being. Belonging also helps us feel more confident and capable, which can lead to increased self-esteem and a greater sense of purpose in life.
But the negative impacts of not belonging can be significant. When we don’t feel like we belong, we’re more likely to experience feelings of isolation, loneliness, and even depression. These feelings can have serious negative impacts on our mental and physical health. Studies have shown that people who feel isolated or lonely are more likely to experience mental health issues like depression and anxiety, as well as physical health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, and a weaker immune system.
So, what can we do to foster a sense of belonging in our lives? This is the moment. Let’s learn together.
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The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. Christopher McCandless
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