John Oomkens posted 1 year ago, 1 Responses
Every person, knowingly or unknowingly, willingly or unwillingly, voluntarily or involuntarily, belongs to one or more tribes, groups of people with a similar interest. This can vary from tribes as in family structures to supporters of a sports club or fans of some pop-star and so many more options here. Humans are social beings, ‘designed’ to communicate with each other in a social context. In an ideal world, apart from contributing to the wellbeing of the tribe and its members and adhering to its culture and framework, one’s freedom should be respected. This includes the right to be different and independent, also when it comes to one’s inner views and the right for inner development, the right to detach oneself from limiting boundaries (both internal and external), the right to love and to be loved and accepted unconditionally.

Dear John,

this is a very fascinating point, belonging to a variety of tribes. And most likely, a person plays different roles in these diverse tribes, even though this is not mandatory. But it might be that the personality develops in diverse ways in the correspondingly different settings.

BR, Daniel