“Understanding nourishes belonging.. a lack of understanding prevents it”
makes it better
- A sense of belonging is a powerful, positive force that can provide confidence and acceptance of the individual, however pressure to belong can also have negative repercussions as the individual submits to the group.
- Finding a place to Belong is an integral part of human experience and it is of benefit in the group and the individual.
- Close personal relationships can provide the deepest form of belonging but we can't be defined by our relationships. We must retain our individuality and independence.
- Individuals may feel a sense of belonging to many people, places, groups and communities and this sense of Belonging can enrich the individual, becoming a positive influence in his or her life
- It's human nature to search for belonging but it is also our nature to place barriers to deny individuals and others a chance to belong
- While most people search for somewhere to belong, others reject the notion of belonging for solitude and self sufficiency
- It is human nature to want to belong, however if we lack the desire and the needed encouragement to gain a sense of belonging, it may be prevented. This is demonstrated in Peter Skrzynecki’s “Immigrant Chronicle” through his poems “Feliks Skrzynecki” and “10 Mary Street”. This notion is further shown in “The Blind Side” directed by John Lee Hancock. It is true to say that as human beings we need encouragement and the desire to belong in order to achieve it.