The Struggle to Belong | Tim McDonald

August 18, 2014 7:28 PM

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We all desire a sense of belonging. This is a core raison d'être of communities, where members unite because of a common interest or idea, whether in personal relationships, professional affiliations, or just life in general.

Look at what happened after Robin Williams' death: Droves of people came together, many who had little to no connection to him, to share their thoughts, questions, and memories. The Internet has become a conduit for spontaneous creation of communities.

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