My friend decided to join one politics party. When I asked him why he needs it, the answer was – he feels like being in a strong community.
Indeed, there is increasing alienation among people. People are separated from their roots, their homes, their history. They have lost their footing – any place where they can feel safe, where they can just rest their feet or stand, without worrying about falling, drowning.
People no longer have a solid foundation on which to stand firmly. They feel very alienated – lonely, separated from each other, so the feeling that I do not belong to anyone becomes chronic. I think there will be more in the future.
By the way, political life can be seen to respond to all these trends. They are responded to by various populist movements, whether we call them Nazis, or fascists, or socialists, or whatever. People are desperately searching for who they might belong to, which is very important.
They will do anything to just feel part of someone. Even if they are absolute dehumanizing groups, people still want to belong to them – after all, there are more people with whom they can live in communion. People are so desperately anxious to belong to someone or something that they will go anywhere just to feel that feeling.
Sometimes this is far from the best place for a person to be. Those organizations have other goals that do not always stem from good intentions. But people are coming into their ranks.
Myself, I stay away from any political party. As some people say, it is not my cup of tea. I am creator, not politic.
© Fortune, 2020
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