INTO Magazine. edition 01, Why do we seek a sense of belonging?

Groups - Why do we seek a sense of belonging? Our world is constantly shifting – socially and historically. 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 desire a sense of belonging and understand ourselves through it, and the lack thereof can be disorienting. We are each part of a language, perhaps a location, sexuality, a gender – or many. Maybe an aesthetic preference, a vocation, an ethnicity, or faith.  Our shared lived experiences bring us together in our pursuit of connection.