As humans, we so desperately want to be known. We want to feel like people get us, like we have someone on our side, like a group wants to have us as a member.
Interesting article on what it takes to survive freelancing. There are four main things: place, routines, purpose, and people. If you don’t have these things in some semblance of order, then success at work and life is going to me much harder. Having a JOB with a traditional office makes some of these things easier. […]
Belongingness, the found, profoundly shapes our thoughts and emotions. It’s absence leads to ill effects, it’s presence to health and satisfaction. We need to feel like we belong in a group. Without it we have a bad time, physically and emotionally on a much deeper level than one might think.