Thought For Today - Belonging (to our communities)

Submitted by Charles Frost on Wed, 10/31/2007 - 07:27.


Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 8:16pm

All social beings strive for belonging. The growing body of positive psychology and sociology research suggests that people with a sense of belonging are healthier, stronger and more resilient.

Our essential hunger for belonging can trump other values, driving people to join isolated cliques, disenfranchised gangs, and politically funded armies. People find more of a sense of belonging in churches and institutions than in their own neighborhood communities.

How do we design a sense of belonging into our communities? I suspect we must first master the fine art of hospitality.


- Thanks Jack....