We all want to belong. The striving to belong explains much of the disorder and suffering around us. Building the adult version of a “Girls Keep Out” treehouse is one way to belong. But there are better ways. Understanding this need to belong gives us a way forward.
Walter Ezell has belonged to the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship since 1994. He is a performer and some-time coach of improv with Alchemy Comedy, and a member of three Toastmasters clubs.