I have a question for you: where is your community? Where do you find your crowd, your squad, your team? Who do you look to to feel part of something greater than yourself? Who do you have in your life who lifts you up when you’re down? Where do you feel the most connected to others?
Odds are… you don’t actually have much of a community. In fact, odds are good that you may have noticed the people you are close to are dwindling rapidly.
In fact: since the 80s, we have been increasingly disconnected from the world around us. Many people have no close friends at all.
It’s ironic that, at a time when we are more connected than ever, we are also more isolated than ever before. Despite the almost infinite number of ways to reach out to others, we are lonelier that we’ve ever been. We need more than just ways to stay in contact with people; we need to connect with them. Humans are social animals. We have a need to belong. We need a community, and most of us are drifting through life alone.
So how do you find your community?