Many people are having real difficulties when it comes to being a member of society, community, and simply belonging somewhere and to something. Many studies are dedicated to exploring these issues in order to find the best way how to cope with this problem and help those individuals who are having hard times adapting to the natural habitat and community of people they live with.
Without that sense of belonging somewhere and being a part of something bigger than yourself, a man is completely alone. Living as an outcast might seem cool in movies but in reality, it is a really bad situation. So, what does it really mean to be a part of a community? Basically, it means not being alone. It means that there are people out there who share the same thoughts and beliefs just like many others do and they speak the same language as you do. It means that you can count on their help as a person in case that you need it.
It means that you as a member of a community, get the right to use the public institutions of all kinds and make your contribution in order to make the world a better place. It means that you get the right to the education and work for your living. Finally, it means finding your own place under the sun in this great but small world. Many people think that they can manage on their own. They are wrong.
Everything begins with the one
We are a species that is meant to socialize and because of that ability to interact, we have come this far where we are today. All the achievements, all the technology, science, medicine, literature, religion, politics and other important things would not be possible if it was not for that simple ability to communicate, think and work together. It is the thing that makes us what we are today.
In those terms, one is nothing without the community and the community is nothing without the one. It is the beginning and the end. the community needs individuals in order to prosper and thrive and that is how the whole civilizations were born. This is a pretty big question that demands an expert’s answer but we can assume that being a part of a collective is what makes who we are.