Village. Community. In crowd. Movement. Tribe.
If you get it, you get it. The unspoken rules, niche references, common language, dos and don’ts…
You need to earn your place amongst the tribe. It takes effort and time and shared experiences to truly belong. And even though each person’s experiences are singularly their own, as a part of a tribe, each personal experience is framed within a common experience…
I enjoy (most of the time) membership in the following tribes:- Parent
- Theater Kid
- iPhone User
- Youngest Kid in the Family
- Laid Off at the End of 2008
Each and every one of these tribes has their own customs and language and rules. Some you can join later in life, some you join due to circumstance, some you can actually choose to leave.
Seth Godin has written a book about tribes. I haven't read it. Womp womp womp...
But inherently we all know about the importance of tribes and their subconscious effects on our behavior.
Doesn't mean I shouldn't read the book, though...